Resources on Gender-based violence

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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Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights contains new qualitative, global research. This is an accessible version of the Global Study, in the form of an Easy Read report.

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This summary report highlights key messages and findings from a new qualitative, global study, Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The study provides an analysis on the situation of young persons with disabilities concerning discrimination and gender-based violence, including the impact on their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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“Medicalization” of FGM refers to situations in which FGM is practised by any category of Health care Provider, whether in a public or a private clinic, at home or elsewhere. It also includes the procedure of reinfibulation at any point in time in a woman’s life.

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