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“To Protect Her Honour”: Child Marriage in Emergencies – The Fatal Confusion between Protecting Girls and Sexual Violence
November 18, 2016
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Author: CARE Publication Date: May 2015 Description: This report discusses increasing child marriage rates among female Syrian refugees and asserts that child marriage is a form of gender-based violence (GBV) rooted in—and contributing to—gender inequality and domestic abuse. The report discovers that while many parents marry off their underage daughters based on the belief that marriage will […]

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 […]

Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings
November 18, 2016
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Authors: Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group (GBV AoR), with project oversight provided by representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the International Medical Corps (IMC) Publication Date: July 2010 Description: This handbook is a quick-reference tool that provides practical guidance on leadership […]

Addressing the Intergenerational Transmission of Gender-Based Violence: Focus on Educational Settings
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November 18, 2016
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Author: CARE Publication Date: June 2014 Description: This report focuses on the prevention of intergenerational transmission of GBV. Research demonstrates a strong link between the violence young people are exposed to at home, both as witnesses and survivors, and negative behaviors later in life. This “cycle of violence” has grave consequences, particularly for women and girls. Gender-based […]

Untying the Knot: Exploring Early Marriage in Fragile States
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November 18, 2016
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Author: World Vision Publication Date: March 2013 Description: This report considers the ways in which current interventions by governments and the international community could be strengthened to help end the cycle of poverty and inequality created by early marriage. Roughly 14.2 million underage girls are married each year, and the impact of the practice on their lives […]

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 […]

Understanding Young Men and Masculinities in the Balkans: Implications for Health, Development and Peace
October 24, 2016
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Author: Promundo Publication Date: September 2014 Description: From 2007 to present, the Western Balkan Gender-Based Violence Prevention program – Young Men Initiative (YMI) – has been working to build more gender equitable attitudes and behaviors amongst young men and decrease both violence by young men (against young women) and peer violence (violence by young men against other young men) in […]

A Study of Gender, Masculinities and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Rwanda: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)
October 24, 2016
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Author: Promundo Publication Date: August 2014 Description: The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) was conducted in the Mutobo Demobilization and Reintegration Center in Rwanda by Promundo and partners during October 2013 and January 2014. The study aims to understand men’s practices and attitudes as they relate to gender equality, and the impact on men […]

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