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  • Oct. 2008 - Feb. 2009
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  • UNHCR
UNHCR organized a regional workshop on masculinities in South Africa, in cooperation with Sonke Gender Justice and the Refugee Women’s Commission, to promote the positive involvement of men and boys in addressing sexual and gender-based violence. View More

UNHCR organized a regional workshop on masculinities in South Africa, in cooperation with Sonke Gender Justice and the Refugee Women’s Commission, to promote the positive involvement of men and boys in addressing sexual and gender-based violence. Multifunctional teams from nine countries in the Great Lakes, Eastern and Southern Africa regions participated, and the event resulted in the development of country-level work plans. As a follow up, three trainings for men and boys were conducted in Kenya, also for the police. Two digital stories were developed on the involvement of men and boys in addressing sexual and gender-based violence.

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  • Oct. 2008 - Feb. 2009
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  • UNHCR
UNHCR marked the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence with activities at Headquarters, and a workshop on the involvement of men and boys in addressing sexual and gender-based violence; and the collection and display of handprints of UNHCR View More

UNHCR marked the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence with activities at Headquarters, and a workshop on the involvement of men and boys in addressing sexual and gender-based violence; and the collection and display of handprints of UNHCR staff members as part of the “Hands United against Harm” project. Events in field operations included: roundtable discussions, traditional dances, songs, theatre plays, children’s drawing competitions, film screenings and training sessions to raise awareness on sexual and gender-based violence.

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  • Oct. 2009 - Feb. 2010
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  • UNHCR
UNHCR hosted a White Ribbon Campaign to mobilize men to end violence against women, and a photo exhibition to raise awareness about trafficking.

UNHCR hosted a White Ribbon Campaign to mobilize men to end violence against women, and a photo exhibition to raise awareness about trafficking.

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  • Mar. 2012 - Feb. 2013
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  • UNHCR
UNHCR continued its prevention work, in a coordinated and multi-sectoral approach, and with the participation of multiple stakeholders, including communities. For example, SGBV committees, consisting of both men and women persons of concern, take the View More

UNHCR continued its prevention work, in a coordinated and multi-sectoral approach, and with the participation of multiple stakeholders, including communities. For example, SGBV committees, consisting of both men and women persons of concern, take the lead in conducting awareness-raising campaigns, both en masse and door-to-door, as well as discussions and debates, theater pieces, and caravans related to SGBV prevention themes. In 2012, UNHCR also began a two-year Special Project on the prevention of female genital mutilation (FGM), in Ethiopia, Kenya and Yemen, focusing on awareness-raising relating to FGM and its consequences, and will culminate in the production of a documentary film and health responses.

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  • Feb 2019 - Feb 2020
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  • UNHCR

UNHCR operations implement awareness-raising activities and prevention programming that aim to address the root causes of SGBV to bring effective behavior and social norms change through long-term approaches. Awareness raising is part of community View More

UNHCR operations implement awareness-raising activities and prevention programming that aim to address the root causes of SGBV to bring effective behavior and social norms change through long-term approaches. Awareness raising is part of community outreach programming and includes training and capacity-building activities, as well as information sharing with people of concern. UNHCR operations continued to encourage women’s participation in leadership and management structures. Some examples of prevention, awareness-raising and advocacy initiatives organized by UNHCR are the following:

  • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence: UNHCR operations commemorated 2019’s campaign in collaboration with communities with numerous SGBV raising-awareness activities. 
  • UNHCR applies the methodology of key programmes that aim at reshaping social norms by addressing power imbalances and gender inequality with a community-based approach in different field locations. Models such as SASA!, EMAP (Engaging Men through Accountable Practice) and ZTVA (Zero Tolerance Village Alliance) have been implemented in 8 different field operations.
  • In 2019, the Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Trainer of Trainers (ToT), with a component on prevention, held two different cohorts (Global and Americas) with a total of 47 staff from 34 different operations participating. In Hama City, Syria, 15 SGBV coordinators, case managers and lawyers whose work focuses on engaging men and boys in SGBV prevention were trained. 
  • As of mid-2019, progress in mobilizing communities to be active in SGBV prevention and survivor-centred protection was improved in 27 refugee, 5 IDP, and 5 returnee situations, and was maintained in 16 situations. 
  • Through “Safe from the Start” initiative, UNHCR expands innovative multi-sectoral projects with a focus on SGBV prevention and risk-mitigation in numerous operations across all regions.

UNHCR supported a gender audit of the Global Refugee Forum and the processes leading up to it. The audit was led by refugee women from diverse backgrounds with the purpose of drawing attention to gender equality related challenges, including the scale of SGBV in refugee contexts as well as supporting integration of gender equality and measures to address SGBV concretely through the GRF pledging process and in the identification of good practices.

UNHCR also launched the PSEA Community Outreach and Communication Fund in collaboration with ICVA as part of the IASC HC’s Championship and RG2. UNHCR further increased capacity to run systematic sexual misconduct in recruitment processes using the UN “Clear Check” trackers for SEA and SH this detecting if one perpetrator tries to move from one organization to another.

 

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  • Feb 2017 - Apr 2018
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  • UNHCR

UNHCR requires all staff to undertake specific actions in their own sector to mitigate risk of SGBV.   In 2017, UNHCR issued a Briefing Paper; WASH, Protection and Accountability View More

UNHCR requires all staff to undertake specific actions in their own sector to mitigate risk of SGBV.   In 2017, UNHCR issued a Briefing Paper; WASH, Protection and Accountability http://wash.unhcr.org/download/wash-protection-and-accountability/. It includes case studies and a checklist on WASH and safety and security considerations which impact on SGBV. 

Under the US Bureau for Population and Refugee Migration  funded Safe from the Start project, staff who provide specialised technical support on addressing SGBV prevention, mitigation and response at the onset of emergencies have been deployed to emergency situations in 22 countries (for 197months as of March 2018),  to ensure that appropriate assessment, actions and strategies are implemented early. An evaluative assessment in 2016 found that UNHCR operations receiving technical support achieved significant progress in mitigating the risk of SGBV and in improving access and quality of vital services. Results from end of deployment assessments showed that UNHCR operations increased the efficiency of SGBV programming from 31% to 75%, and increased coverage of SGBV programming from 30% to 61%. Further, 56% of operations receiving a deployment have sustained that expertise and carried on the work. 

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  • Mar. 2011 - Feb. 2012
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  • UNHCR
UNHCR offices organized numerous activities to raise awareness on SGBV as part of the annual 16 Days of Activism campaign. UNHCR also developed multimedia training and awareness raising materials, including a series of video clips on the Five View More

UNHCR offices organized numerous activities to raise awareness on SGBV as part of the annual 16 Days of Activism campaign. UNHCR also developed multimedia training and awareness raising materials, including a series of video clips on the Five Commitments to Refugee Women, which include SGBV.

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  • Mar. 2011 - Feb. 2012
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  • UNHCR
In the context of the 60th anniversary of the Refugee Convention and the 50th anniversary of the Statelessness Convention, UNHCR organized a series of in-depth Dialogues with over 1,000 refugees and displaced women and girls in seven different View More

In the context of the 60th anniversary of the Refugee Convention and the 50th anniversary of the Statelessness Convention, UNHCR organized a series of in-depth Dialogues with over 1,000 refugees and displaced women and girls in seven different countries. From those Dialogues, a number of recommendations, including on ending violence against women, emerged that are currently being implemented by the respective UNHCR offices and partner organizations.

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  • Mar. 2009 - Sept. 2009
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  • UNHCR
During reproductive health and HIV field missions to MENA and West African countries, UNHCR health staff advocated with stakeholders for the strengthening of sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response and for the integration of View More

During reproductive health and HIV field missions to MENA and West African countries, UNHCR health staff advocated with stakeholders for the strengthening of sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response and for the integration of reproductive health, including sexual and gender-based violence, into community-based outreach activities and awareness-raising campaigns. In Liberia, UNHCR and its partners supported the establishment of a new community health department and organized community health committees and volunteers. The volunteers participated in awareness-raising sessions on primary health care, reproductive health, sexual and gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS.

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  • Mar. 2009 - Sept. 2009
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  • UNHCR
UNHCR, in a joint endeavor with UNODC and IOM and in close co-operation with the Serbian Government, has developed a comprehensive and multi-year anti-human trafficking project in Serbia. Four community-based films have been produced which View More

UNHCR, in a joint endeavor with UNODC and IOM and in close co-operation with the Serbian Government, has developed a comprehensive and multi-year anti-human trafficking project in Serbia. Four community-based films have been produced which encapsulate key issues addressed in the UNHCR’s Handbook for the Protection of Women and Girls.

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