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Teaching Cases in Medical Peace Work

Medical Peace Work, (2016)

Medical Peace Work is an emerging field of expertise in health work, violence prevention, and peace-building. These interactive cases will introduce you to some of the key concepts, opportunities and dilemmas in the peace health field. These audio-visual teaching case are intended to be used as the basis for group work and class discussion in both, formal and non-formal educational settings for health professionals and their students

SGBV Prevention and Response: Training Package

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, (2016)

Large File 27 MB. Please download directly.

A Guide to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Legal Protection in Acute Emergencies

War Child International, Women's Refugee Commission, (2016)

The guide summarizes an assessment of War Child Canada’s three-pronged legal protection model as implemented with South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda and uses it to identify the most important lessons for ensuring legal protection mechanisms are in place at the onset of an emergency

Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in humanitarian crises

Rebecca Holmes; Dharini Bhuvanendra, Eds.: Humanitarian Practice Network at ODI, (2014)

The aim of this paper is to map and critically analyse evidence of good practice in prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian contexts which can support humanitarian practitioners and policy makers to improve the quality of GBV programming in the field. The paper is structured as follows. Following a brief discussion of key concepts and definitions in relation to GBV, Chapter 2 presents an overview of the extent of GBV in emergencies, and some of the challenges in responding to the problem. Chapter 3 then analyses some of the literature on the evidence of GBV programming effects in humanitarian settings, and draws out key lessons with regard to good practice. Chapter 4 discusses some of the key issues emerging from this review, and Chapter 5 concludes the paper with a discussion of the implications of the findings for research, policy and programming on GBV.

Guidelines for Health Staff Caring for Gender-based Violence Survivors: Including Protocol for Clinical Management of Rape [EN]

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Cluster, Health Cluster, (2016)

Gender-based violence, including rape is a problem throughout the world, occurring in every society, country and region. Refugees and internally displaced people are particularly at risk of this violation during every phase of an emergency situation. The systematic use of sexual violence as a method of warfare is well documented and constitutes a grave breach of international humanitarian law. The Arabic Version can be downloaded here:

Guidelines for integrating gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian action: reducing risk, promoting resilience and aiding recovery

Inter-Agency Standing Committee, (2015)

These guidelines provide practical guidance and effective tools for humanitarians and communities affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence (GBV), accross all stages of disaster and emergency management: from preparedness to recovery.

Taking Stock of Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: 2012-2014 Inter-agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises' Global Review

Chen Reis, Ruwan Ratnayake, (2015)

Conflict and Health, vol. 9 Supplment 1. Free download of all articles at: The IAWG has undertaken an updated review to identify services, quantify progress, document gaps and determine future directions for programs, advocacy and funding priorities. The 2014 review clearly highlights that humanitarian and development actors must identify and develop effective strategies to meaningfully engage affected communities to icrease use of reproductive health services, meet their reproductive health needs, and augment participation in the programs that affect their lives

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