Gender Based Violence

For an overview of the application of law in various disaster contexts, including gender based violence, see our Information Sheets.

Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AOR): 

As part of the Global Protection Cluster, the Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AOR) works to ensure the recognition that GBV response and prevention is lifesaving and that GBV Programming is the responsibility of all humanitarian actors and needs to be addressed with adequate, comprehensive and co-ordinated action in humanitarian emergencies from the outset.

Lots of resources including:

IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action (2015)

The purpose of these 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 gender-based violence (GBV) across all sectors of humanitarian response.

The IASC Guidelines have chapters on integrating GBV protection into the following sectors: Camp Coordination; Child Protection; Education; Food Security & Agriculture, Health, Housing, Land & Property; Humanitarian Mine Action; Livelihoods; Nutrition; Protection; Shelter, Settlement & Recovery; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Humanitarian Operations Support Sectors.


Irish Consortium on GBV:

The Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence believes in a world without fear of violence against women and girls. A world where women and girls can reach their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity.

Resources include: