We envisage the elimination of Gender-Based Violence in all humanitarian crises.


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International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. 



Localization Task Team: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Workshop Final Report - June 2019

Aug 30, 2019 From June 26-27, 2019, the Localization Task Team of the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) hosted a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional workshop at th...

Cash Assistance and the Prevention, Mitigation and Response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) - UNHCR 2019

Aug 29, 2019 The research in all three countries (Ecuador, Lebanon, Morocco) was centered around the outcomes of Cash Based Interventions (CBIs) on the prevention, mitigation and response to SG...

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Myanmar and the Gendered Impact of its Ethnic Conflicts - HRC August 2019

Aug 29, 2019 Conflicts impact different genders differently. Myanmar is no exception to this rule. The Mission found the gendered impact of Myanmar’s conflicts to be multi-faceted, while invari...

The GBV AoR brings together non-governmental organisations, UN agencies, academics and others under the shared objective of ensuring life-saving, predictable, accountable and effective GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response in emergencies, both natural disaster and conflict-related humanitarian contexts.


Key Documents

GBV AoR Strategy 2018-2020

The GBV AoR Strategy 2018-2020 sets out the strategic objectives until 2020.

Ethical & Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies Guidance`

It is generally accepted that the prevalence of sexual violence is underreported almost everywhere in the world. This is an inevitable result of ...

Handbook for Coordinating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Emergencies

This handbook is a quick-reference tool that provides practical, field-level guidance to establish and maintain a GBV sub-cluster in a humanitari...

Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

These Guidelines provide practical guidance and effective tools for humanitarians and communities to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and eva...

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