RECORDING: Introducing the Inter-Agency Minimum Standards For GBV Programming

Monday, November 30th, 2020

3:30pm to 5:00pm

(UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna (CET)



GBV COP and GBV Minimum Standards Task Team


All humanitarian response agencies have a responsibility to protect those affected by GBV but GBV response often requires specialized programs. In order to support actors and agencies implementing GBV-specialized programming in emergencies, the Interagency Minimum Standards for GBV in Emergencies Programming (Minimum Standards) were developed to establish a common understanding of what constitutes minimum GBV prevention and response programming in emergencies. “Minimum” means “of adequate quality” (for the purposes of the resource, adequate quality means (1) reflecting good practice and (2) not causing harm). As such, each Standard represents a common agreement on what needs to be achieved for each specific programmatic element to be of adequate quality.

The actions outlined in the Minimum Standards apply to all actors working to deliver GBV-specialized programming and coordination across humanitarian crises – including for migration contexts and for refugee settings but they must be contextualized.

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