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

Inclusion of Women and Girls in all their diversity within GBV programming

Inclusion of Diverse Women and Girls

The GBV AOR Minimum Standards for GBV in Emergencies Programming 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 for women and girls in all their diversity.

Guidance note on Inclusion within IRC GBV Emergency Preparedness and Response Model

Diverse women and girls are present in every humanitarian context. GBV actors should always seek to reach women and girls in all 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.

Guidance notes are available in English, Arabic, Burmese, and Kiswahili.

GBV and Disability Toolkit

The GBV and Disability Toolkit was developed in 2015 by the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and International Rescue Committee as part of a project piloted in Burundi, Ethiopia, Jordan and the Northern Caucasus in the Russian Federation. The project aimed to identify barriers to access, and to pilot and evaluate strategies for promoting disability inclusion in GBV programming. Each tool was created with input and participation of women and girls with disabilities, as well as GBV practitioners. These tools are intended to support GBV staff to build disability inclusion into their work, and to strengthen the capacity of GBV practitioners to provide services to survivors with disabilities. The tools are designed to complement existing guidelines, protocols, and standards for GBV programming, and should not be used in isolation. GBV practitioners are encouraged to adapt them to individual programs and contexts, and integrate them into trainings and capacity sharing efforts.

The toolkit is available in English, French and Arabic

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