Gender Based Violence: How can field leadership make a difference?
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Peer to Peer (P2P) Support initiative hosted a two-part webinar series in May/June 2017 on the critical importance of leadership by Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams to address GBV. Part two of the series included the IRC’s Deputy Regional Director for West Africa, Kate Moger, as a featured panellist, to discuss the IRC’s work and advocacy on GBV in emergencies. A summary of the two sessions is available, as well as an archive recording and helpful resources.
Building Bridges Between Women and Girls: Preventing and Responding to Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo Photo Exhibit and Reception
WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 5:00-7:00pm
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building – Room G11
Building Bridges Between Women and Girls Internationally and in the US: Preventing and Responding to Violence in the DRC and Beyond
WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2015 2:00-4:00pm
WHERE: George Washington University
School of Public Health
Convening Center 950 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Feasibility and Acceptability of GBV Screening in Primary Health Facilities in Humanitarian Settings
On September 9, 2015, IRC and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health presented the findings of new research on the feasibility of GBV screening in humanitarian settings. Findings from the evaluation indicate that, with the appropriate measures taken and prerequisites met, GBV screening by health providers has the potential to 1) create a confidential environment where survivors can speak openly about their experiences with GBV, 2) ensure competent care and referrals based on individual needs and wishes of survivors, and 3) increase community awareness about GBV issues, thereby reducing stigma and improving attitudes. Please view the video archive of the event and the research brief for more information.