COVID-19 has detrimental impacts on women and girls in all their diversity around the world. We have collected key resources on addressing gender inequality and gender-based violence in COVID-19 preparedness and emergency response.
Welcome to the website for the 2015 Inter-Agency Standing Committee Gender-based Violence (GBV) Guidelines.
The GBV Guidelines have been revised from the 2005 version by an inter-agency Task Team led by UNICEF and UNFPA, and endorsed by the IASC in 2015.
The purpose of the Guidelines is to assist humanitarian actors and communities affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and mitigation of GBV across all sectors of humanitarian response.
The overall goal of the Guidelines is to support humanitarian stakeholders in fulfilling their responsibility to protect all those affected by crises, by:
Reducing risk of GBV by implementing GBV prevention and mitigation strategies from pre-emergency to recovery stages of humanitarian action.
Promoting resilience by strengthening national and community-based systems that prevent and mitigate GBV, and by enabling survivors and those at risk of GBV to access specialized care and support.
Aiding recovery of communities and societies by supporting local and national capacity to create lasting solutions to the problem of GBV.
How to provide psychological first aid in emergencies
In this episode of the Women's Protection Empower Podcast, we talk with Sonia Rastogi and Jessica Izquierdo of the GBV Guidelines Implementation Support Team about psychological first aid, the need, the practice, related self-care practices, and where to learn more.
Listen to other podcasts in the Women's Protection and Empowerment series.
Women’s protection and empowerment in WASH activities
UNICEF Lebanon, through funding from the EU and the US Government, is working on empowering women and girls to become leaders in their communities. Meet the women who are changing lives daily through providing quality water services in their communities while enhancing the protection of women and girls.