- Emergency Toolkit
- Child Survivors
How can humanitarian agencies better prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies? On 18 February 2014, the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) held an event to examine the challenges associated with prevention and response programming, the different forms of violence facing women and girls and the ways in which the needs of survivors can be better addressed in humanitarian crises.
Alina Potts and Virginia Zuco report on the International Rescue Committee (IRC)’s experience of operationalising GBV guidance. If GBV programming is essential in emergencies, how do we do it? Developing a model to operationalise existing guidance.
Aisha Bain and Marie-France Guimond uses examples from West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to demonstrate how service-based data can be used to improve GBV programming. Impactying the lives of survivors: using service-based data in GBV programmes.
New research out from IRC finds that pairing a dialogue group that engages couples on household gender dynamics with an economic empowerment program for women was more effective in reducing intimate partner violence in conflict-affected communities in Cote d’Ivoire than economic empowerment programming alone. Read the full brief here.
This research brief details an evaluation of a program designed to work with men to transform beliefs and attitudes. The evaluation shows that the program contributed to a reduction of intimate partner violence in Cote d'Ivoire. Read the full brief here.