Our vision is to eliminate gender-based violence in all humanitarian crises. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

06 Feb

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights, the health and the integrity of girls and women.

Girls who undergo female genital mutilation face short-term complications such as severe pain, shock, excessive bleeding, infections, and difficulty in passing urine, as well as long-term consequences for their sexual and reproductive health and mental health.

Although primarily concentrated in 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East, female genital mutilation is a universal problem and is also practiced in some countries in Asia and Latin America. Female genital mutilation continues to persist amongst immigrant populations living in Western Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

To promote the elimination of female genital mutilation, coordinated and systematic efforts are needed, and they must engage whole communities and focus on human rights, gender equality, sexual education and attention to the needs of women and girls who suffer from its consequences.

NEW REPORTS AND EVENTS

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Violence Basee Sur le Genre et Droits des Filles dans le Centre du Sahel - Rapport Synthetique

Nov 10, 2020 Plan International, Care International, UNFPA et le GBV AoR1 ont organisé un événement virtuel le 16 octobre 2020 à 15h30 CEST avant la table ronde ministérielle sur le Sahel centr...

Gender-Based Violence, Girls’ and Women’s Rights in the Central Sahel - Summary Report

Nov 10, 2020 Plan International, Care International, UNFPA and the GBV AoR1 organized a virtual event on 16 October 2020 at 3:30 PM CEST prior to the Ministerial Round Table on Central Sahel. T...

Advocacy Note: Meeting the Commitment to the Call to Action in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle - Call to Action 2020

Oct 23, 2020 Reviews of recent HNOs and HRPs capture progress, but also highlight some serious gaps that continue to stand in the way of a response that effectively addresses gender-based viole...
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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.

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Key Documents

GBV AoR Strategy 2018-2020

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

Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to GBV in Emergencies - GBV AoR 2019

This resource presents 16 Minimum Standards for GBV prevention and response programming in emergencies. As a whole, the 16 Minimum Standards defi...

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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