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Building a Safer World: Toolkit for Integrating GBV Prevention and Response into USAID Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Author: USAID
Publication Date: August 2015

Description: Energy and infrastructure development has many implicit and often invisible increased risks of Gender-based Violence (GBV). This toolkit is designed to enhance understanding of how GBV prevention can be incorporated into USAID’s energy and infrastructure projects and to provide guidance on the policies and approaches that can be applied to project design to ensure that projects create safe spaces to prevent and reduce GBV risks.

The toolkit focuses on three key areas: 1. Ensuring that projects are designed to include the concerns of women, LGBTI, and other vulnerable populations 2. Preventing sexual harassment during construction activities 3. Developing appropriate reporting mechanisms for when GBV does occur. By carefully taking into consideration the needs of women, LGBTI, and other vulnerable populations in the design of infrastructure and energy projects, USAID has an opportunity to lay the foundation for a safer, stronger world.

To access the resource, please click here Building a Safer World: Toolkit for Integrating GBV Prevention and Response into USAID Energy and Infrastructure Projects. 


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