Tip Sheet: Collective Care - GBV AoR Helpdesk 2024

Feb 28, 2024

This tip sheet introduces the concept of collective care, emphasizing its importance for individuals working on gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian emergencies. Collective care involves groups taking communal responsibility for each member's well-being and is seen as a feminist, political strategy supporting personal resilience and sustainability of feminist movements. The document discusses the differences between self-care and collective care, outlines the basic elements and practical examples of collective care, highlights potential issues that may arise, and stresses the need for an inclusive approach considering intersecting axes of exclusion and marginalization.