The Cassandra Complexity

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: December 9, 2013

The Cassandra Complexity blog is a place for independent ideas, opinions, views, and discussions related to gender-based violence (GBV) – and especially sexual violence – in populations affected by humanitarian crises. We are a global online forum for practitioners, advocates, and researchers. We aim to look a little further and probe a little deeper than …

Philippines: Typhoon Yolanda Response

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: November 26, 2013

The GBV AoR is actively participating in the Typhoon Yolanda response effort. Please see for further details.

NEW! Call to action

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: November 11, 2013

  The Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) welcomes the Call to Action and the commitments that governments, agencies and organizations are making to strengthen efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls in emergencies. Read more…

Thematic Day of Discussion on Sexual Violence Against Children in Emergency Settings

Categories: News / Training & Events / No CommentsPosted on: October 23, 2013

Moderated by UNHCR. RSVP required.  For more information, please contact: Ashley Anderson 1 November 2013 Agenda 09:00-09:15 Opening UNHCR and CPWG 09:15-10:30 Panel discussion Prevention of SVAC: How effective is our prevention work? Can we draw lessons from development settings? Role of schools in prevention & response of SVAC: What is the role of …

JUST RELEASED: GBV AoR’s Media Guidelines for Reporting on GBV in Humanitarian Contexts

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: July 29, 2013

These guidelines are intended to ensure that all actors who play a role in facilitating or engaging in media reporting on GBV are aware of and able to prioritize the ethical and safety considerations that preserve the safety, confidentiality and dignity of survivors, their families, their communities, and those who are trying to help them. …

Gender-Based Violence in a Forgotten Conflict: Recommendations for the Central African Republic

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: July 23, 2013

The GBV AoR’s most recent advocacy note on CAR is available here in English and in French.

The Hidden Cost of War in Syria: Gender-based Violence

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 1, 2013

GBV AoR advocacy note “The Hidden Cost of War in Syria: Gender-based Violence” is available in English and in Arabic.

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