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Unseen, Unheard: Gender-Based Violence in Disasters Asia-Pacific case studies

  This report features three case studies from the IFRC’s commissioned global study: Unseen, unheard: Gender-based violence in disasters. The first is from Bangladesh, a country with a legacy of cyclical disasters, including cyclones, floods and landslides. The study finds that some of the primary needs among those affected by cyclones include safe shelter settings for women and girls […]

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Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

The Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Interventions in Humanitarian Action  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,

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Leading Resilient Development: Grassroots Women’s Priorities, Practices and Innovations

“In the policy world, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and poverty reduction are each advancing within their own area. This publication shows how for grassroots women, building resilience to disaster and climate change is inextricably linked to advancing development priorities. It explores the links between disasters, development, poverty and gender-based inequality. This analysis is

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Women’s Leadership in Risk-Resilient Development

This publication aims to shed some light on women’s capabilities to take leading roles in building disaster resilience. It features women as drivers of change in different socio-economic contexts, and under various gender conditions. While the examples portrayed in the publication present a broad range of approaches to women-led disaster risk reduction across humanitarian, environmental

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Flower production in the community of El Castillito, Las Sabanas (2014)

This participatory video was developed by the Youth Network of Las Sabanas, to document a microproject implemented with the support of the Nicaraguan Red Cross and Wetlands International through the Partners for Resilience Programme in the community of El Castillito, Las Sabanas (Nicaragua) in 2014. Flower production in the community of El Castillito, Las Sabanas

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Violence Against Women and Girls Resource Guide: Disaster Risk Management Brief

Abstract: Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has negative impacts on physical and mental health. Health care settings provide a unique opportunity to identify VAWG survivors, provide critical support services, and prevent future harm. Ample studies have shown that natural disasters, including tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods, disproportionately affect women and girls, who are at

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Guidelines for Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings

The primary purpose of these guidelines is to enable humanitarian actors and communities to plan, establish, and coordinate a set of minimum multisectoral interventions to prevent and respond to sexual violence during the early phase of an emergency. While these guidelines focus on the early phase of an emergency, they also aim to inform and

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Case Study: Getting the word out: Women emergency responders in Bangladesh pass message on, train others

In Bangladesh, histories of oral traditions have laid the foundation for community training in emergency response. A strong colloquial culture in folklore and story telling makes a compelling case why community training is practical and effective. In many cases, knowledge equates to power.   Within these traditions, women have a central role in passing on knowledge to others as provider and educator

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