Violence against women and girls is a life-threatening protection issue – one that must be addressed from the earliest stages of emergency response. While this is increasingly recognized in the humanitarian community, humanitarian aid workers face persistent obstacles in their work to reduce risks women and girls face and increase their access to life-saving services.
The IRC is committed to building the capacity of humanitarian aid workers and policymakers to prioritize and address the needs of women and girls in emergencies. The IRC Women’s Protection and Empowerment Unit developed the GBV Emergency Toolkit to help humanitarian aid workers lead action that facilitates the healing of survivors and fosters environments in which women and girls are safe. The Toolkit includes ready-to-use tools and templates, as well as guidelines, recent learning, and examples of best practice. The Toolkit is presented here in five sections: Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Assessments, Emergency Response, Emergency Response and Preparedness Training, and Resource Library.
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