GBV Emergency Response & Preparedness: Inclusion of Diverse Women and girls Guidance Note
Diverse women and girls are present in every humanitarian context. GBV actors should always seek to understand women and girls in all of their diversity, and take action to ensure that GBV programming is inclusive and addresses the needs, barriers and risks that diverse women and girls are facing. Diverse women and girls face multiple forms of oppression which further reduce their power, choice and protection from GBV, and increase their barriers to accessing services. This guidance note accompanies the IRC GBV Emergency Preparedness and Response model, assessment tools, and training package and is not recommended for use as a standalone resource on diversity and inclusion. The content of this guidance note will therefore be integrated within the GBV Emergency Preparedness and Response training package when it is next updated. Meanwhile, this resource addresses a gap in the proactive inclusion of diverse women and girls within GBV response and can be used as part of the GBV emergency response model to support GBV actors to examine their own attitudes, skills and knowledge, and take concrete actions to reach and support diverse women and girls throughout GBV emergency preparedness and response programming.
The GBV Emergency Response Program Model
The GBV Emergency Response Program Model is intended to guide emergency response program design in acute crises (typically during the first 12 weeks of intervention). This tool outlines the concrete actions necessary to minimize risks to women and girls and ensure that GBV-specific services are available and accessible. It also highlights strategies related to coordination and advocacy with the goal of improving GBV response and mobilizing necessary action in other sectors.
There is also a version of the Program Model with suggested indicators. These are indicators that field-based GBV staff have found meaningful and measurable. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list nor do the indicators listed apply for all programs and emergency contexts.
|ENGLISH||GBV Emergency Response Program Model|
|FRENCH||Modele de programme d’intervention d’urgence contre la VBG|
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|ENGLISH||GBV Emergency Response Program Model + Sample Indicators|
INCREASING ACCESS, INCREASING HEALING:
Mobile Approach to GBV Service Provision and Community Mobilization in Lebanon
The IRC continuously strives to respond to the needs of women and girls in emergency contexts, and builds responses based on their inputs. One example is how the IRC in Lebanon has developed mobile teams so as to increase access for a population that lives in a context where severe restrictions on their mobility are imposed. This document compiles learning about this approach from the Lebanon context.