Gender-based-Violence

Sexual and Gender-based Violence

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) has become an umbrella term for any harm that is perpetrated against a person’s will, and that results from power inequalities that are based on gender roles. SGBV is a life-saving issue: it has devastating effects on the health and well-being of the survivors and negatively affects the community as a whole. Globally, SGBV impacts on women and girls disproportionally to men and boys by sheer numbers and negative consequences, but boys and men may be victims of violence too. While SGBV is a regular phenomenon occurring in wars, conflicts, and emergency contexts, domestic and intimate partner violence is the most wide spread form of SGBV, affecting an estimated one in three women worldwide.

For Switzerland, SGBV constitutes a severe violation of human rights. Protection from and prevention of SGBV is a priority of Switzerland’s foreign policy, both in its bilateral and multilateral cooperation.



The following topics are crucial for SDC’s work on SGBV:

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UNICEF - UNFPA  UNICEF - UNFPA - Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Actions   UNICEF - UNFPA - Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Actions 

2015

  
UNFPA  UNFPA - Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence in Emergencies   UNFPA - Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence in Emergencies 

2015

  
Call to Action  Call to Action on protection from GBV in emergencies - Road Map 2016-2020   Call to Action on protection from GBV in emergencies - Road Map 2016-2020 

2015

  
IDS  IDS - Turning the Tide: The Role of Collective Action for Addressing Structural and Gender-based Violence in South Africa   IDS - Turning the Tide: The Role of Collective Action for Addressing Structural and Gender-based Violence in South Africa 

2015

  
FRA  European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights - Violence against women - an EU-wide survey   European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights - Violence against women - an EU-wide survey 

2014

  
 
 
        



      
      
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    GBV Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR).aspx
      
    Stop Rape Now- UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict.aspx
      
    UN Women- Global database on violence against women.aspx
      
    WHO 2017 - Violence agains women - key facts.aspx
      
      
      
      
      
    2015 02 IDS - Turning the Tide.pdfIDS
      
    2015
    2016-05 SDC gender-based-violence-final-report.pdfSDC
      
    2016
    2016-12 GenderNet Newsletter - Violence.pdfSDC
      
    2016
    Call to Action on protection from GBV in emergencies.aspxCall to Action
      
    2015
    European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights  - Violence against women - an EU-wide survey-2014.aspxFRA
      
    2014
    GBV Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR).aspx
      
    Stop Rape Now- UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict.aspx
      
    UN Women- Global database on violence against women.aspx
      
    UNFPA - Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence in Emergencies.aspxUNFPA
      
    2015
    UNICEF - UNFPA - Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Actions.aspxUNICEF - UNFPA
      
    2015
    Video - Interview Dr Aziza Aziz Suleyman - SGBV in conflicts and post-conflicts - Gendernet and CHRnet F2F 2016.aspx
      
    2016
    WHO 2017 - Violence agains women - key facts.aspx
      
    2017