Unseen, Unheard Gender-Based Violence in Disaster

During past disasters, GBV has been largely unseen and unheard. This study concludes that more should be done to determine the frequency of GBV during disasters, the forms it takes, and what disaster responders can and should do to prevent GBV and respond effectively when it occurs. In particular, more research is needed to clarify the relationship between displacement and GBV in disaster settings, and the degree to which the restoration of livelihoods reduces its incidence. 

The research addresses three questions:

 1. What characterizes GBV in disasters?

 2. In what ways should legal and policy frameworks, including disaster risk management, be adapted to address GBV in disasters?

 3. How should National Societies and other local actors address GBV in disasters, and what support do they need to fulfil their roles?  

IFRC, 2015

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
unseen_unherad_gbv_in_disasters_en_lr2.pdf 2 MB

Related Resources

Training material
11 Feb 2016
Training Manual To Support Country-driven Gender and Climate Change, in policies, strategies, and program development.  The manual provides trainers, policy makers, and practitioners with background information to inform the development of gender-se...
Tags: Training material, Climate Change Adaptation, Women and Gender in Disaster Management
Report, Research
21 Nov 2016
ALNAP’s new research initiative explores how humanitarians can better understand urban contexts. It explores the concepts and terminology around ‘urban systems’ as well as how humanitarians can most effectively embed these concepts into the...
Tags: Report, Research, Urban Planning, Urban Risk Reduction
Case Study
30 Nov 2016
  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...
Tags: Case Study, Women and Gender in Disaster Management
Scroll to Top