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13/03/2014 Gender-based violence in emergencies

Author: Millennia2015

Source: Humanitarian Practice Network







Gender-based violence in emergencies

Humanitarian Practice Network


The special feature of this edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian crises. International concern over GBV in emergencies has grown significantly in recent years, and good practice standards, guidelines, training resources and other tools have been developed. Yet as Dharini Bhuvanendra and Rebecca Holmes point out in their article on the findings of their recent review of literature on GBV in humanitarian contexts, very little of the evidence and learning from good practice has been adequately documented or disseminated, and there is a profound lack of agreement amongst humanitarian practitioners on how to define, prevent and respond to GBV.

Sophie Read-Hamilton's analysis of the different interpretations of GBV helps to explain why there are conflicting perspectives, and Jeanne Ward provides an update on the revision of the 2005 Inter-Agency

Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings . Alina Potts and Virginia Zuco report on the International Rescue Committee (IRC)'s experience of operationalising GBV guidance, and Dale Buscher discusses the programming choices agencies can make to help prevent or reduce GBV.



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