UNICEF in Emergencies & Humanitarian Action

Gender-based violence

Inter-agency Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings (IASC, 2005)
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee has issued these Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Emergencies: Focusing on Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence to meet the need for a coherent and participatory approach to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. This is a tool to for field actors to establish a multisectoral coordinated approach to gender-based violence programming in emergency settings.
Inter-agency Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings [pdf]

The Impact of Conflict on Women and Girls in West and Central Africa and the UNICEF Response (UNICEF, 2005)
This is the first study undertaken by the UNICEF West and Central Africa office on the situation of war-affected women and girls. The study highlights a number of innovative programmes UNICEF and its partners are implementing to address the impact of the numerous conflicts that have racked the region for more than a decade. The conclusion contains recommendations on how UNICEF can take a more proactive role as the leading institution for the rights of girls, particularly adolescent girls.
The Impact of Conflict on Women and Girls in West and Central Africa and the UNICEF Response [pdf]

WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence (WHO, 2005)
Violence against women (VAW) has been identified as a major public health and human rights problem throughout the world, but lack of reliable and comparable data on the root causes, magnitude, and consequences of the problem has been a major obstacle in the search for solutions. In 1997, in order to collect such data, WHO initiated the ground-breaking WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Against Women.
WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence

Addressing the Needs of Women Affected by Armed Conflict: an ICRC Guidance Document
Building upon the ICRC study Women Facing War, this guidance document intends to translate the findings of the study into practical terms. Aimed at staff concerned with the planning and implementation of humanitarian programmes, this document is intended as a means of sharing ICRC's experience in this area with other organisations. It is an important tool which can be used to address women's needs on an operational level, illustrating best practices and lessons learned.
Addressing the Needs of Women Affected by Armed Conflict: an ICRC Guidance Document [pdf]

Women in an Insecure World: Violence against Women, Facts Figures and Analysis (Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, 2005)
This is a comprehensive study on violence against women – in daily life, during war and conflict, and in post-conflict situations – that maps the pervasiveness of violence against women, analyses strategies to prevent and punish that violence, and highlights the key role that women play in initiatives to counter violence.
Women in an Insecure World: Violence against Women, Facts Figures and Analysis [pdf]

Broken Bodies, Broken Dreams: Violence against women exposed (IRIN, 2005)
This publication offers a powerful testimony of the different types of gender-based violence experienced by women and girls worldwide throughout their lives, through the use of photographs, individual case studies and illustrative text.
Broken Bodies, Broken Dreams: Violence against women exposed


 


 

 

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