GBV in Emergencies

Gender-based violence is a life-threatening, global health and human rights issue. And though it is pervasive in all communities and countries, vulnerability to gender-based violence is heightened in emergencies, such as conflict or natural disasters. This session will highlight progress that has been made since 1994 on preventing and responding to gender-based violence in emergencies. It will also identify areas where urgent action is still required and the strategies to address them. Expect to hear from activists working on the ground in emergency settings about what works and what commitments will ensure women and girls – especially those who are hard to reach and most vulnerable – can live in safety.

DATE Wed, 13 November
TIME 17:00 - 18:30 EAT
Location Courtyard 2
Upholding the right to sexual and reproductive health care even in humanitarian and fragile contexts
Event type Concurrent Sessions

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