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When Disasters and Conflicts Arise: Improving Links Between Disaster Resilience and Conflict Prevention

Author: Overseas Development Institute, Department for International Development (DFID) Publication Date: February 2013 Summary:This study assesses the evidence base for how natural disasters3 affect conflict, how conflict affects natural disasters, and how people living in complex environments are affected by multiple risks. We also consider what can be learned from current practices to improve conflict […]

Left Behind: How the World is Failing Women and Girls on Refugee Family Reunion

Author: Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), The Melissa Network Publication Date: December 2017 Description: In the aftermath of the Second World War, governments negotiated the UN Refugee Convention to provide a framework to define the protection offered to forcibly displaced people. The legal protections provided, or not provided, to refugees also have gendered implications […]

Camp Management Toolkit 2015

Author: European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Publication Date: June 2015 Description:The Camp Management Toolkit has been designed to highlight Camp Management Agencies’ roles and responsibilities for each aspect of camp life. It contains a large amount […]

Critical Choices: Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths’ Propensity Towards Violence

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: November 2016 Description: For far too long, evidence on “what works” has evaded practitioners working on violence reduction, particularly Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). While a vast literature exists on the drivers to violence and violent extremism, few rigorous evaluations have been done to figure out what works to prevent or reduce […]

Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development & Peace: YOUTH-GPS | 2016-2020

Author: UNDP Publication Date: July 2016 Description: The Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace (“Youth-GPS,” 2016-2020) is UNDP’s first global programmatic offer for youth empowerment for sustainable development and peace. The project aims to systematically foster youth empowerment where UNDP has a presence by significantly boosting the implementation of UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017 (itself aligned with UNDP’s […]

The Complexity of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Insights from Mogadishu and South Central Somalia

Author: CISP (International Committee for the Development of Peoples) and International Alert Publication Date: 2015 Description: This report aims to expand research on some of the main issues and concerns regarding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Somalia, to better understand the linkages between SGBV and conflict there, to try to understand why Somalia in its current period […]

Global and Regional Estimates of Violence Against Women: Prevalence and Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence and Non-Partner Sexual Violence

Author: World Health Organization Publication Date: 2013 Description: This report presents the first global systematic review and synthesis of the body of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women — violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It shows […]

Improving the Health Sector Response to Gender-based Violence: A Resource Manual for Health Care Professionals in Developing Countries

Author: International Planned Parenthood Federation Publication Date: 2010 Description: This manual aims to: 1) Document and disseminate the lessons learned from the IPPF/WHR regional initiative; 2) Provide managers in developing countries with tools to improve the health care response to violence against women; and 3) Identify the ongoing challenges and debates about how the health sector should […]

Journey of a Survivor

Author: World Vision Publication Date: June 2014 Description: This report highlights the often overlooked diversity of the victims of sexual violence in conflict situations.  Victims can include women, girls, men, and boys; perpetrators can include soldiers, peacekeepers, doctors, teachers, family members, friends, and neighbors.  The report emphasizes the need to be sensitive to these differences and provide […]

Equal Rights, Equal Justice Toolkit for Addressing Gender-based Violence Through Rule of Law Projects

Author: USAID Publication Date: September 2014 Description: This Toolkit is a resource to assist USAID staff in designing and expanding GBV prevention and response efforts and integrating them into Rule of Law (ROL) programming. By placing GBV in a ROL framework for action, the Toolkit provides background information on the issue of GBV from a legal and […]

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