13 November 2013

News: "Keep Her Safe" High-Level Meeting

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The UK Department for International Development (DFID) hosted a high-level meeting in London today that brought together "donors, the UN and international NGOs to make commitments to ensure action is taken to stop violence and the threat of violence to girls and women during a crisis, and meet the needs of survivors of violence."

Learn more about speakers and key comments through DFID's Storify and by following #keephersafe.

Other related items include:

  • Call to Action: Ending Violence against Women in Emergencies (Oxfam Policy & Practice Blog, Nov. 2013) [text]
  • Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013 (CARE, Nov. 2013) [text]
  • Getting Protection for Women Right in Emergencies (IRIN, Nov. 2013) [text]
  • Greening: Girls and Women Must Be Kept Safe in Emergencies (DFID, Nov. 2013) [text]
  • New UK Funding to Help Protect Women and Girls in Emergencies (Thomson Reuters, Nov. 2013) [text]
  • No More Excuses: Let's Start Protecting Women in Emergencies (RI Blog, Nov. 2013) [text]
  • Oxfam Welcomes Progress to Protect Girls and Women in Emergencies (Oxfam, Nov. 2013) [text]
  • Refugees International Welcomes DFID’s High-Level Call to Action on Protecting Women and Girls in Emergencies (RI, Nov. 2013) [text]

Forthcoming related resource:

Good Practice in Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Contexts [info]
- ODI project that aims to produce a literature review and HPN Network paper.

Recent systematic reviews focusing on sexual violence in humanitarian settings:

"Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Areas of Armed Conflict: A Systematic Review of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Interventions," Conflict and Health 7:16 (Aug. 2013) [open access text]
- See also related Letter published in World Psychiatry.

"Systematic Review of Prevention and Management Strategies for the Consequences of Gender-based Violence in Refugee Settings," International Health, vol. 5, no. 2 (June 2013) [abstract]

"What Evidence Exists for Initiatives to Reduce Risk and Incidence of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict and Other Humanitarian Crises? A Systematic Review," PLoS ONE 8(5): e62600 (May 2013) [open access text]

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