Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence in Emergencies

Publication Date: 2015

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

Gender based violence is a life-threatening, global health and human rights issue that violates international human rights law and principles of gender equality. In emergencies, such as conflict or natural disasters, the risk of violence, exploitation and abuse is heightened, particularly for women and girls. UNFPA’s “Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to GBV in Emergencies (GBViE)” promote the safety and well being of women and girls in emergencies and provide practical guidance on how to mitigate and prevent gender-based violence in emergencies and facilitate access to multi-sector services for survivors. 

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This resource presents 16 Minimum Standards for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies.

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