Safety First: Time to deliver on commitments to women and girls in crisis

Rates of gender-based violence (GBV) rise significantly in times of conflict and crisis, and an estimated 14 million displaced women and girls were exposed to sexual violence in 2019. Despite this, the protection of women and girls from GBV is often not prioritized in humanitarian responses. Less than 0,2 percent of the global humanitarian funding between 2016 and 2018 was allocated to GBV prevention and response. In addition to this, women and girls are seldom included in countries' action plans for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ultimately, women and girls in crisis are disadvantaged from two perspectives.  

This report links GBV and key SDGs to show where preventions and responses needs to be integrated across sectors to address the double disadvantages of women and girls in humanitarian situations.  

 

Published 2020-02-21

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2019
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pdf, 52 p.
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© 2020 International Rescue Commitee
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Reports

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Publication year
2019
Format
pdf, 52 p.
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© 2020 International Rescue Commitee
Content Type
Reports