IASC GBV Guidelines: Reflecting on two years of implementation 2016-2017

Post date Wednesday, 1 November, 2017 - 10:28
Document Type Lessons Learned Report
Sources Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
Filed under Protection (incl. Protection-Mainstreaming, Child Protection, GBV)

In September 2015 the IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings (GBV Guidelines) were launched. So how far have the GBV Guidelines come since then?

One of the key lessons learned from two years of roll-outs include:

  1. It is critical to target integration and risk mitigation of GBV to various actors: from frontline practitioners who operationalize the guidance to the wider humanitarian system who steer the direction of humanitarian action and accountability. Additional focus is needed on supporting cluster/sector coordination mechanisms, resource mobilization and funding processes, and priority setting processes such as the Humanitarian Response Plan.
  2. Engagement of Cluster/Sector Coordinators (global, national and sub-national), OCHA and GBV Sub-Clusters from the outset is crucial to a smooth roll-out and stronger uptake of the GBV Guidelines’ recommendations and content.
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