"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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
American Refugee Committee
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)
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
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.
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
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
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.