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Enhancing GBV risk mitigation, prevention and response efforts for women and girls with disabilities during COVID-19 outbreak

02.04.2020

Laura Martineau-Searle, GBV AoR Helpdesk Manager, introduces a new GBV AoR Helpdesk report authored by Emma Pearce, which provides information and practical guidance to support gender-based violence practitioners to integrate attention to disability into GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why we can and must continue to provide GBV case management services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

26.03.2020

Laura Martineau-Searle, GBV AoR Helpdesk Manager, introduces a new GBV AoR Helpdesk report authored by Robyn Yaker and Dorcas Erskine, which provides practical guidance on how we can continue to provide compassionate care and critical life-saving support to women and girls at risk of intimate partner violence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Why we need to talk more about the potential for COVID -19 to increase the risk of violence against women and girls

18.03.2020

Dr Erika Fraser, Senior Technical Expert at SDDirect, introduces a new report exploring the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might have on violence against women and girls (VAWG).

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Mitigating the impact of climate change on women and girls

13.03.2020

Laura Martineau-Searle, GBV AoR Helpdesk Manager, introduces a Helpdesk Guidance Note authored by Jeanne Ward on preventing and responding to GBV in natural disaster settings, with lessons learned from Asia and Pacific.

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Why we need to talk more about intimate partner violence in emergencies

25.02.2020

While preventing, mitigating and responding to sexual violence in conflict is of great importance, this narrow focus has the effect of shifting attention away from the many other forms of GBV experienced by women and girls in emergencies, which include intimate partner violence.

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Should humanitarians work with men and boys to challenge harmful gender norms to help prevent GBV?

11.02.2020

In times of crisis, should humanitarians work with men and boys to challenge harmful gender norms to help prevent violence against women and girls?