In region Global and in group Global Shelter Cluster

GBV in Shelter Programming Working Group

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The Global Shelter Cluster is organizing the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Risk Mitigation in Shelter: Good Practices from the Field webinar series in the framework of the 16 Days against GBV campaign on Thursday 2nd of December and Wednesday 8th of December, from 1 to 2 PM CET. 

These webinars are organized as part of the 16 days of activism against GBV with the aim of promoting the importance of GBV Risk Mitigation in Shelter coordination and response and to showcase good practices in GBV Risk Mitigation in Shelter programming from various country clusters and their partners. Colleagues and partners from Cox’s Bazar, Honduras, Nigeria, Chad, DR Congo, Niger, Syria X-border and Venezuela will give some insights in their work on shelter and GBV. Shelter, settlements, and ALL humanitarian practitioners are welcome to join the sessions. 

Register here for the webinar on the 2nd of December:

Register here for the webinar on the 8th of December:

In humanitarian crises, women and children are highly vulnerable to violence and exploitation due to their lower socio-economic status grounded in pre-existing inequalities and discriminative social and legal norms. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is an umbrella term for any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person's will and that is based on socially ascribed (i.e. gender) differences between males and females. This working group aims to provide tools to help shelter actors to mainstream GBV risk mitigation, ultimately reducing vulnerabilities to GBV, particularly for women and girls, in their shelter programming. This WG is led by CARE International UK and IOM.


Even in an emergency, no-one wants to live in a camp. given the choice anyone would rather live with a host family in rental accommodation or return to rebuild their home. However, for some people there is no choice and a camp must be built.

This short animation has a particular focus on reducing Gender Based Violence through careful site planning. In so doing it highlights some key actions and positive steps that people involved in site planning need to undertake. 


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Coordination Team
Joseph Ashmore
Working Group Chair
Boshra Khoshnevis