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Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings

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 roles, key responsibilities, and specific actions to be taken when establishing and maintaining a GBV coordination mechanism in an emergency. It takes into account lessons learned, good practices, and emerging resources related to GBV coordination within the cluster approach/humanitarian reform process as well as relatively recent global initiatives on GBV in emergencies, such as UN Action.  This handbook is targeted to all those individuals and agencies involved in GBV coordination activities in humanitarian emergencies, from the community level to the national and international levels. Though the handbook focuses primarily on the work that should be done to scale up coordination from the onset of an emergency, it can also be used as a guide to indicate what sort of contingency planning should be in place pre-crisis, as well as to highlight what kinds of activities should continue into the stabilization and return/recovery phases.  The handbook is broken up into five sections plus an annex: 1) GBV Basics and how they relate to GBV coordination; 2) GBV coordination structures; 3) GBV coordination functions; 4) Implementing a GBV coordination mechanism; and 5) Practical coordination skills.  

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