Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies

Road Map 2021-2025

Authored by: Women's Refugee Commission

Categories: Conflict Prevention, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Economic Participation, Human Development, Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 2020
Citation: "Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies: Road Map 2021-2025." Women's Refugee Commission. November 2020.

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Executive Summary

The Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (Call to Action) is a groundbreaking global initiative to fundamentally transform the way gender-based violence (GBV) is addressed in humanitarian action. The aim is to drive change and foster accountability so that every humanitarian effort, from the earliest phases of a crisis, includes the policies, systems, and mechanisms necessary to prevent, mitigate, and respond to GBV, especially violence against women and girls.

By the end of 2019, there were over 80 global Call to Action partners committed to achieving this transformational change. Partners are states and donors, international organizations, and international, national, and local nongovernmental organizations, each bringing their unique strengths and capacities to drive change. The strength of the Call to Action lies in the power of collective action and the shared commitment of diverse stakeholders to accountability for results. The success of the Call to Action will ultimately be determined by the crisis-affected women, girls, families, and communities who are safer because GBV was effectively addressed in partnership with them from the start of the humanitarian response to the restoration of peace and development.