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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:

  1. Reducing risk of GBV by implementing GBV prevention and mitigation strategies from pre-emergency to recovery stages of humanitarian action.
  2. 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.
  3. Aiding recovery of communities and societies by supporting local and national capacity to create lasting solutions to the problem of GBV.


High-resolution version of the guidelines

Low-resolution version of the guidelines

Note that this site is still under development so please check back often for new additions, tools, and resources!

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