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10 Dec 2018 description


Efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) should be regarded as a priority for all actors in every humanitarian response operation from the very outset. By mainstreaming GBV considerations in cash-based interventions (CBIs) throughout the programme cycle, and by utilizing cash within GBV case management services, cash can be optimized as a tool to enhance the protection of crisis- and conflict-affected populations, and to mitigate their risks of recurrent violence, promote their recovery and build their resilience.

10 Oct 2018 description

Between May 2016 and September 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, with technical support from the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), developed and delivered a 2 stage project in 5 different countries targeted at supporting opportunities for women’s equal and meaningful participation in camp governance structures.

10 Oct 2018 description

As part of a global-level project aiming at reducing gender-based violence (GBV) risks in camps and camp-like settings, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Global Cluster sought to understand how women’s participation in governance structures could contribute to reducing risks of GBV. Increasing women’s participation is an important path to improving gender equality and women’s empowerment.

15 Jun 2018 description

Requesting asylum is a fundamental human and legal right—and a last resort for those seeking safe haven. Above all, families fleeing with children should not be separated. Until this practice ends, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) will not stop fighting at every turn, and with every resource at our disposal. Here's how you can help.

13 Jun 2018 description


En 2016, le Groupe de travail du Comité permanent inter-organisations des Nations Unies a créé une équipe spéciale chargée d'élaborer les directives du CPI sur l'inclusion des personnes handicapées dans l'action humanitaire (ci-après dénommées directives du CPI pour les personnes handicapées).

29 Apr 2018 description
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We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.

We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.

05 Mar 2018 description

Learning from a series of in-country workshops conducted in 2017

This 13-page report summarizes lessons from four workshops held in 2017 that brought together local humanitarian and non-humanitarian actors who have a role in mitigating gender-based violence for urban refugees to share new tools, strategies, case studies, and positive practices for urban gender-based violence prevention. The report provides an overview of the content, learning, and recommendations emerging from these workshops.

03 Mar 2018 description
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Section I: FGD - Assessing and Mitigating Risks of GBV Guidance for Cash Providers
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Section I: FGD - FGD Tool
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Section I: PDM - Monitoring and Mitigating Risks of GBV Guidance for Cash Providers
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Section II: Protocol for GBV Case Workers
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Section II: PDM - Guidance for GBV Case Management Services on Monitoring Cash Referrals for Survivors of GBV
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Case Study - Jordan
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Case Study - Niger
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Case Study - Somalia

The Women’s Refugee Commission, Mercy Corps and the International Rescue Committee are pleased to announce the launch of a new resource: The Toolkit for Optimizing Cash-based Interventions for Protection from Gender-based Violence: Mainstreaming GBV Considerations in CBIs and Utilizing Cash in GBV Response.

The new toolkit aims to assist GBV and cash practitioners in:

  • collecting situational protection information on risks and benefits for affected populations with an age, gender, and diversity lens;

27 Feb 2018 description


Nearly 60% of all refugees now live in cities, as camps are increasingly becoming an option of last resort. Although cities afford more opportunities for refugees and their families, they also present a host of new risks of violence. Gender-based violence (GBV) against urban refugees takes different forms—common examples are sexual violence perpetrated by landlords, neighbors, and/or employers. Perpetrators often target refugees because they assume such violence will go unreported, since refugees face many barriers to accessing legal services.

28 May 2017 description


Executive Summary

The Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies, a multi-stakeholder initiative launched in 2013 by the governments of the United Kingdom and Sweden, aims to fundamentally transform the way gender-based violence (GBV) is addressed in emergencies, so that every humanitarian response provides safe and comprehensive services for those affected by GBV and mitigates GBV risk from the earliest phases of a crisis.

12 Mar 2017 description


An estimated 9.8 million persons with disabilities are forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict and generalized violence.

They are among the most “at-risk” and socially excluded groups in any refugee and displaced community. They are often not identified in data collection or included in needs assessments, and thus are not considered in program design or implementation.

19 Dec 2016 description


Since the EU-Turkey Agreement came into effect in March of 2016, over 60,000 refugees and migrants remain stranded in Greece. Over half of refugees and migrants entering Greece between January and June of 2016 were women and children, with women comprising 22% of the total number of new arrivals.' Many of these women are pregnant, have infants or young children, are heads of households, or are single women traveling on their own to reunite with family members in other countries.

27 Oct 2016 description

War Child launches a guide to sexual and gender-based violence legal protection in acute emergencies

20 Sep 2016 description
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Executive Summary

Seldom consulted, frequently overlooked, and often unable to fully participate in decision making, the talents, energy, and potential of Refugee Youth—young people aged 15-24 years old3—remain largely untapped this must change Refugee Youth want the same things young people everywher want: to be consulted, to be listened to, to con tribute, to engage, and to be part of solutions they want opportunities, education, employment, and inclusion.

09 Aug 2016 description
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Orientations sur l'analyse des moyens de subsistance et des risques par cohorte
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Outils d'analyse des moyens de subsistance et des risques par cohorte (CLARA)


L'analyse des risques liés au genre constitue une lacune importante dans la pratique humanitaire. Pour mettre en œuvre des programmes de subsistance sûrs et sensibles au genre dans les situations d'urgence, les agences et le personnel doivent effectuer une analyse des risques liés au genre tout au long du cycle du programme.