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GBV Case Management and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Robyn Yaker and Dorcas Erskine

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This note aims to provide practical support to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) practitioners to adapt GBV case management service delivery models quickly and ethically during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It does not address all aspects of a gendered analysis that are necessary to create a robust response, nor is it a definitive set of guidelines. Rather, it is designed to be a “living” document, that will continue to draw upon the expertise of the global community in this new and evolving field. It assumes that users of this note already understand and are familiar with GBV case management.

Whilst the pathology of COVID-19 presents some unique challenges, GBV programming from other contexts of severely restricted access, such as conflict and natural disaster, offer important insights into how the provision of remote GBV case management support may be adapted to continue to offer a critical avenue of support to vulnerable women and girls.