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Webinar 10: Aid in War Zones: How to Run Conflict Sensitive Humanitarian Responses

Webinar Date and Time: April 12, 2017 at 10:00 EST. Click here to watch the webinar. Webinar Description: How can humanitarian responders be more politically aware and sensitive to conflict dynamics? How can NGOs help transform conflict into positive change and contribute to sustainable peace and inclusive security? This webinar answers these questions and bridges […]

Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolbox of Conflict Sensitive Indicators

Author: CRS Publication Date: 2013 Description: Emergency preparedness and response require rapid programming combined with quick, almost reflexive decision-making, which can present numerous challenges to integration efforts at each stage of the project cycle. For example, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is challenging because it must be adapted to the pace and context of humanitarian response work. The 2012 […]

Promoting Conflict Sensitivity Amongst Donor Agencies

Author: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium Publication Date: April 2012 Description: This paper lays out the case for a renewed focus on conflict sensitivity by donor agencies. It presents recommendations for how donors can integrate conflict sensitivity into their own systems and processes, as well as how they can promote conflict sensitivity in their implementing partners. The paper is intended […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls in Emergencies
November 18, 2016
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Author: World Vision Publication Date: 2014 Description: This report summarizes the problem of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in emergency contexts (such as in the wake of natural disasters or in areas experiencing intense conflict), describes World Vision’s prevention strategies to address the problem, and makes recommendations for changes in policies and approaches for the world […]

Reshaping Engagement: Perspectives on Conflict Sensitivity in Rakhine State

Author: CDA Publication Date: May 2016 Description: This report is intended to serve as a platform: first to build common understanding across stakeholder groups on the current conflict sensitivity1 issues shaping Rakhine state, and second to provide a basis for joint action, where possible, to address the issues identified. The information presented is a consolidation […]

Building Institutional Capacity for Conflict-Sensitive Practice: The Case of International NGOs

Author: International Alert Publication Date: May 2004 Description: In the post-Cold War period, the nature of conflicts has changed, with conflict moving closer to civilians as combatants, victims or (perceived) supporters of one or the other faction. International development and humanitarian NGOs that seek to address the needs of civilians have become operational in more […]

Conflict, Humanitarian Assistance and Peacebuilding: Meeting the Challenges

Author: International Alert Publication Date: December 2003 Description: This paper summarises current debates on conflict, aid and peacebuilding and suggests that humanitarian agencies can go beyond avoiding negative impacts on conflict (‘Do No Harm’), to contributing positively to conflict transformation and peacebuilding (‘Do Good’) in a way that respects their core mandates and key humanitarian […]

Conflict-Sensitive Approaches to Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Peacebuilding Resource Pack

Authors: APFO; CECORE; CHA; FEWER; International Alert; Saferworld Publication Date: January 2004 Description: Over the last decade there has been a growing realization that humanitarian assistance sometimes feeds conflict rather than alleviates it, and that development aid sometimes exacerbates tensions. This has led to the development of tools to understand the relationship between programming and conflict. […]

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