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Interested in learning more about the GBV Minimum Standards?/ ¿Interesado en saber más sobre las normas mínimas de la violencia de género?
Download the App or Subscribe to the Podcast/ Descargue la aplicación o suscríbase al podcast
Spanish, French and Arabic coming later this year! Want to be updated about the app, the podcast or the forthcoming e-learing tool? Sign-up here! / El español, el francés y el árabe estarán disponibles a finales de este año. ¿Desea recibir información actualizada sobre la aplicación, el podcast o la próxima herramienta de aprendizaje electrónico? Inscríbase aquí.
What are the minimum standards?
Gender-based violence is a horrifying reality and human rights violation for women and girls globally. During emergencies, the risk of violence, exploitation and abuse is heightened. Humanitarian actors have an ethical imperative to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.
The Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Programming present the 16 Minimum Standards for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies. As a whole, the 16 Minimum Standards define what agencies working on specialized gender-based violence programming need to achieve to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, and deliver multisectoral services. The objective of the Minimum Standards is to establish a common understanding of what constitutes minimum prevention and response programming in emergencies. Each Standard represents common agreement on what needs to be achieved for that specific programmatic element to be of adequate quality. The standards are universal; they are relevant for all emergency contexts.
The standards are available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Portugese, Korean, and Ukrainian. They are also accompanied by a Facilitation Guide and Guidance on Contextualization for your setting.
To help disseminate the Minimum Standards, we are also providing several new resources: the GBV Minimum Standards Mobile App, the GBV Minimum Standards Podcast Series, and the GBV Minimum Standards E-Learning Tool. Below you will find information on the resources to come over 2022-2023. What is below is a sample of what’s to come.
Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Programming Mobile App
This mobile app is a pocket-size version of the Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Programming. It hosts the same content, but in an easy-to-read format.
Gender-Based Violence Minimum Standards Podcast Mini-Series
This is a fictional podcast series, hosted on the Women’s Protection and Empowerment podcast, that follows the lives of Dalia, Esther, and Ashanti, three women working at a national women’s rights organization. Listen to their journey as they learn about and apply the sixteen minimum standards. The podcast series is comprised of 17 short episodes, meant to be listened to in group settings, along with a discussion guide. The podcast series is available in English now, and will be available in Spanish, French and Arabic later this year. A sample of the accompanying discussion guide is available here (to be completed in 2022).
Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Programming E-Learning
This e-learning provides a way for learners to explore the sixteen standards in an interactive format.