Global Minimum Standards Task Team


To serve the GBV AoR’s mandate in providing guidance on prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies, a Task Team was formed in April 2017 to coordinate a process to develop global inter-agency minimum standards. The overall goal of inter-agency Minimum Standards is to enhance accountability among GBV specialists and ensure program consistency, set a minimum threshold for quality, and provide clarity on what constitutes effective GBV prevention and response in volatile and rapidly changing humanitarian contexts. In the spirit of the Grand Bargain’s commitment to make principled humanitarian action as local as possible, such an endeavor will build the institutional capacities of local partners on the frontlines while supporting collective accountability. The GBV Minimum Standards Task Team advises on the process of development of the Standards, roll-out and institutionalization.

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