Sexual & Gender-based Violence against Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons. Guidelines for Prevention and Response

These guidelines are intended to be used by the staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN agencies, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations and host government agencies who provide protection and assistance to refugees and persons of concern to UNHCR. The guidelines offer practical advice on how to design strategies and carry out activities aimed at preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence. They also contain information on basic health, legal, security and human rights issues relevant to those strategies and activities.

Published 2011-07-22