INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR ADDRESSING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN CRISES

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in the world, affecting individuals everywhere, with consequences that reach beyond the individual and can affect entire families and communities. Humanitarian crises and situations of fragility more broadly can exacerbate exposure to different forms of GBV. GBV interventions refer to core crisis programming activities that can remedy, mitigate, or avert direct loss of life, physical or psychological harm and threats to a person’s dignity and well-being. Therefore, specific measures and interventions to mitigate, respond to and prevent GBV must be undertaken from the onset of a crisis and continue through transition and recovery efforts in all IOM sectors and programmes