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24 Jun 2010 description

"There are so many wounded. Women are giving birth, and the babies are dying immediately." --Uzbek refugee

As a consortium of organizations dedicated to the promotion of health among all persons affected by crisis, we encourage existing relief efforts to provide water, sanitation, food and medicines in Kyrgyzstan. We also call on humanitarian actors to provide lifesaving reproductive health services for women displaced by the conflict.

About 300,000 people, mainly ethnic Uzbeks, have been forced to flee their homes.

01 Jul 2006 description

This step-by-step field-friendly guide for implementing quality emergency obstetric care has been produced by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children (Women's Commission) on behalf of the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) Consortium.

01 Jun 2004 description

This document provides a checklist to prevention and response to gender-based violence in displaced settings. The checklist covers the following aspects:

- Coordination and Planning
- Staff Awareness Raising and Training
- Staff Management Responsibilities (Accountability)
- Prevent GBV by Providing Adequate Humanitarian Assistance and Services
- Put in Place Systems to Respond to the Needs of the Survivor
- Sector-by-Sector Actions for Prevention and Response to
- Gender-Based Violence.

01 Mar 2004 description

This report documents the availability of emergency obstetric care services in selected sites in nine countries. The determination of availability of services was made through needs assessments conducted as part of the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) Consortium Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) Project. With the exception of three assessments conducted in 2002 for the Pakistan and Uganda projects, the assessments were conducted in 2001.

01 Feb 2004 description
This book provides tools to address gender-based violence (GBV) in refugee, internally displaced, and post-conflict settings. The tools are divided into three major categories:

- Assessment tools are meant to improve awareness of the nature and scope of GBV
- Program tools are meant to improve awareness of the nature and scope of GBV
- Program monitoring and evaluation tools assist in evaluating program effectiveness.

01 Jan 2003 description

These tools seek to assist relief workers in refugee and displaced person settings in gathering information to assess attitudes toward reproductive health practices and local medical practices/policies, the extent of needed service and the degree to which current services provide what is needed.

To be used in conjunction with the Inter-agency Field Manual, the following five tools are offered:

- Refugee leader questions
- Group discussion questions
- Survey (for analysis by computer)
- Survey (for analysis by hand)

31 Dec 2002 description

This report provides a compendium of key lessons learned from work with gender based violence (GBV) programs in populations affected by armed conflict. In addition to offering recommended resource materials and a sample interagency procedure manual, its three main parts discuss:

Emerging Standards: Describes the evolution of GBV programs serving populations affected by armed conflict and the most common challenges to GBV prevention and response efforts in the field and at organizational policymaking levels.  

01 Jan 2002 description

This short document addresses the gender-based violence in populations affected by armed conflicts. It is divided into the following sections:

- Gender-based violence and armed conflict
- Rape as a weapon of war
- Displacement and domestic violence
- Displacement and sexual exploitation
- HIV/AIDS, conflict, and gender-based violence
- We can make a difference

01 Mar 2001 description

This document introduces international law and its uses in the prevention of sex-based and gender-based violence against refugee women. For this purpose, it includes discussions on the following:

- What is international law and which are its sources?
- Is international law binding?
- What international legal bodies exist?
- What constitutes violence against women?
- What are the primary legal documents securing the rights of refugee women?
- Other governmental and non-governmental organizations dealing with refugee women

28 Feb 2001 description

Angola is located in southwestern Africa; it borders Namibia, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo-Brazzaville. Angola gained its independence from Portugal in 1975, and has been embroiled in armed conflict ever since, resulting in the dislocation of a large proportion of the population. The U.S.