Resources for addressing gender-based violence against women and girls in humanitarian settings.

Response Services for GBV survivors

Violence against women and girls takes many forms and is amplified in times of conflict and crisis. Women and girls’ survivors of GBV deserve high quality services and support. The opportunity to access immediate life-saving health care, psychosocial support, including GBV case management services is critical to women and girls’ recovery and healing process.

GBV Emergency Response and Preparedness

Violence against women and girls is a life-threatening protection issue which must be addressed from the earliest stages of emergency response. The IRC provides this concise emergency response model and training toolkit to guide local actors to respond.

GBV Case Management

GBV case management is a structured method for providing help to a survivor whereby the survivor is informed of all the options available to them and the issues and problems facing a survivor are identified and followed up in a coordinated way, and emotional support is provided to the survivor throughout the process.

Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Meeting the care and treatment needs of child survivors of sexual abuse in humanitarian settings requires technical expertise and coordination across all relevant sectors. Child survivors have a profound need for care and treatment that is appropriate to their age, cultural context, psychological symptoms, and specific type of abuse.

Inclusion of Diverse Women and Girls

The Interagency GBV Minimum Standards require a feminist intersectional approach to GBV programming which proactively identifies and removes barriers to support the meaningful participation and access to GBV response services of women and girls in all their diversity.

Mobile and Remote GBV Service Delivery

Mobile and remote GBV service delivery responds to the changing nature of displacement. The humanitarian community has been challenged to develop replicable, scalable and quality GBV mobile and remote service delivery models designed to meet the needs of GBV survivors from vulnerable, displaced, and out-of-camp populations, dispersed in urban and rural settings.

Psychosocial Support: Women Rise

Women Rise: A Gender-based Violence PSS Toolkit meets a widely acknowledged gap in guidance for gender-based violence (GBV) practitioners to facilitate group support sessions with women at risk and women survivors of GBV.  This guidance provides a GBV MHPSS framework that centers women and girls in the approach, outlines what makes MHPSS programming within GBV programs unique and gives detailed guidance and tools to successfully implement critical GBV MHPSS work.

Health Care for GBV survivors

Although violence against women has been accepted as a critical public health and clinical care issue, it remains a gap in the health-care policies of many countries. The health system and health-care providers play a critical role in terms of providing competent and compassionate care, documentation, referral and follow-up. Integration of SRH and GBV response services presents the opportunity to provide coordinated comprehensive care.

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