Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

Reducing risk, promoting resilience and aiding recovery

Measuring Gender-Based Violence Risk Mitigation in Humanitarian Settings

Improving monitoring and evaluation to support safe and responsive humanitarian programming

UNICEF and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) are working together to improve the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of GBV risk mitigation in humanitarian action.

Learn more about the project from this video and download our project introduction.

The Project

We've developed a number of resources and tools through a consultative process to support humanitarian practitioners to strengthen GBV risk mitigation. Good practices, existing knowledge and guidance are provided in the materials below, aimed at helping to make humanitarian programming safer and more responsive to the needs of women and girls. This work has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the US State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

Systematic desk review

In this report, we outline the current state of knowledge on the monitoring and evaluation of GBV risk mitigation, as well as exploring evidence gaps and promising future directions for research.

Compendium of Good Practices

This document outlines a collection of good practices for the monitoring and evaluation of GBV risk mitigation interventions. It includes a series of case examples to illustrate practical application of good practices.

Guidance Note

This document provides background information and framing guidance to support colleagues working in non-GBV sectors to integrate measurement of GBV risk mitigation into their monitoring and evaluation  processes, it is intended to be used in conjunction with the Menu of Measures.

Menu of Measures

Here, we outline a collection of measurement approaches and indicators to support the implementation of monitoring and evaluation of GBV risk mitigation interventions. It is intended to complement the Guidance Note.

Lessons learned from around the globe

We reached out to humanitarian practitioners across the globe to understand lessons learned and good practices for GBV risk mitigation M&E. Click on the case studies below to listen to our mini podcast series:

Looking Forward

This project will continue to field-test and refine the guidance note and menu of measures — resources for field practitioners seeking to incorporate GBV risk mitigation measurement into their activities. This work will also build towards an evaluation assessing how GBV risk mitigation can improve both sector-specific and safety outcomes.

This site is always being updated, so please check back often for new additions, tools, and resources!

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