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This study, commissioned by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is designed to foster discussion about gender-based violence (GBV) occurrence during disasters within both the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and the larger humanitarian community. This report is based on a review of academic literature and practitioner reports, and country-based research carried out between May and August 2015 in nine disaster-affected countries selected to provide a variety of regional perspectives. The report is intended for the broader humanitarian community, including national and local authorities, National Societies, other local civil society organizations, and international organizations.
During past disasters, GBV has been largely unseen and unheard. This study concludes that more should be done to determine the frequency of GBV during disasters, the forms it takes, and what disaster responders can and should do to prevent GBV and respond effectively when it occurs. In particular, more research is needed to clarify the relationship between displacement and GBV in disaster settings, and the degree to which the restoration of livelihoods reduces its incidence.
The report provides the following recommendations to the humanitarian community:
In addition, the report provides the following recommendations to public authorities:
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