Resources on Gender-based violence

La violencia sexual es común en entornos de emergencia humanitaria. Puede ser más prominente después de un desastre natural, y ocurre en cada una de las etapas de un conflicto. Las víctimas suelen ser mujeres y adolescentes, cuya vulnerabilidad se ve agravada en el caos de una crisis. Separarse de la familia y la comunidad, o asumir ciertos roles, como buscar comida o leña, puede ponerlas en un riesgo aún mayor de explotación y abuso.

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Paquete de servicios essenciales para mujeres y niñas que sufren violencia. Elementos centrales y directrices relativas a la calidad de la atención

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Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most pervasive, under-reported and unaddressed human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is working to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in 135 countries or territories worldwide, among them 43 crisis-affected countries experiencing conflict or natural disasters.

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When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October, it caused the worse devastation since the 2010 earthquake. UNFPA is assessing the needs of affected women and girls, and is providing care, support and assistance.

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This year's State of World Population report explores the life of the 10-year-old girl, whose life is about to take a pivotal turn, either towards expanding opportunities or narrowing ones. As these girls enter adolescence, their potential will be nurtured, with material benefits for their families, communities and countries, or their potential will be limited, depriving the world of their talents and achievements.

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This poster lays out the basics of the Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence in Emergencies

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This brochure offers a glimpse into the Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence in Emergencies.

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These frequently asked questions explain the purpose and use of the Minimum Standards for Prevention & Response to Gender Based Violence in Emergencies. For more information, go here. 

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This Orientation packet explains the Minimum Standards for Prevention & Response to Gender Based Violence in Emergencies.

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¿Qué es el matrimonio infantil?
 ¿Por qué se produce el matrimonio infantil?


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