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Pre-print edition: Guidance Note on Applying Feminist Approaches to Humanitarian Action

Beyond specific efforts to address GBV, this paper considers the question of whether feminist theories and principles hold the potential to help the humanitarian system better meet many other of its highest priorities. The paper begins with a basic primer on feminist theory—what it means, where it comes from, why it is useful, and what its core principles are.

Exploring the links between flooding and violence against women and girls in the Eastern and Southern African region

This report examines how flooding, induced by climate change, disproportionately affects women and girls and increases their risk of experiencing GBV. The report has a particular focus on the Eastern and Southern Africa region. It identifies effective emergency preparedness and response strategies, particularly in the Eastern and Southern African region.  It provides information that is useful to humanitarians, as well as development actors, working in flood-prone contexts.

Opportunities for disability rights and inclusion advocacy in Latin America and the Caribbean

This report identifies international and regional events in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next two years where the UK FCDO can advocate for increased focus on disability rights in the region. Key details such as the event names, dates, locations, and thematic focuses, are presented. These opportunities are mapped against the key outcomes, intervention areas, and enablers for inclusion that are outlined in the FCDO's Disability Inclusion and Rights Strategy.

Prioritizing Safety and Support in Digital Reporting of Gender-Based Violence

This briefing note explores the complexities of using digital tools to make and collect reports of GBV cases. It is written for anyone engaged in developing, working with, or overseeing digital platforms for GBV, including managers, decision-makers, technology developers, and GBV practitioners. The information included in the note is based on a desk review of GBV guidelines, digital development principles, existing digital reporting tools, and codes of conduct. 

Evidence for Action: What Works to Prevent Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

This brief aims to help policymakers understand ‘what works’. It is based on a high-level synthesis of existing evidence and practice on conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) and wider violence against women and girls (VAWG) in conflict affected settings, complemented by consultations with humanitarian stakeholders and survivors’ groups and networks.

GBV Risk Mitigation - An Essential Approach to Meeting Core Humanitarian Priorities

Written primarily for non-GBV specialists—those who work in sectors of humanitarian response other than GBV—this briefing note begins with a review of what GBV risk mitigation entails and how GBV risk mitigation supports good humanitarian programming. It then looks at two thematic priorities within humanitarian response—accountability to affected populations (AAP) and localization — and explores how undertaking GBV risk mitigation can support these agendas.