Gender-based Violence

This collection contains programmatic resources to address gender-based violence (GBV) during COVID-19.

September 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Why are Women Paying a Heavier Price?


Women have shown better COVID-19 outcomes than men – in part thanks to an additional X chromosome and sex hormones like oestrogen, which provoke better immune responses to the virus that causes COVID-19. But any such advantage is reversed when it comes to the social and economic effects of the pandemic; here the brunt falls heaviest on women.

What has disproportionately affected women is insecurity and loss of employment because women tend to work in informal sectors with no financial protection or benefits.

August 26, 2020

Maintaining Essential GBV Services during COVID-19

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This document provides guidance on how to safely deliver gender-based violence (GBV) services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document offer guidance to ministries of health, policymakers, service providers, and other implementing partners on how to continue to safely deliver GBV services during COVID-19. The evidence-based documents are drawn from data and guidance from the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

July 24, 2020

COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

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This is a living document outlining the current evidence on GBV during COVID-19 as well as innovative solutions and recommendations for organizations to integrate GBV support into their COVID-19 response. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis with examples of actions already taken.

Digital Activism for Equitable, Compassionate, and Non-Violent Ways of Being Men During COVID-19

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This page contains campaigns and actions taking place around the world to promote healthy, equitable, and caring ways of being men throughout COVID-19. In particular, these messages aim to promote positive masculinities among men and boys finding themselves in lockdowns, isolation, and social-distancing measures.

July 23, 2020

Hot Peach Pages


This website contains abuse information and support for every woman and every girl on Earth. The site offers links to abuse information in over 110 languages and information on abuse help agencies for every country in the world.

UN Women VAW Helplines


This is a list of country domestic violence helplines compiled by UN Women. There is also a list of agencies if a particular country does not have a helpline. Visitors can also submit a confidential individual complaint form to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

GBV Case Management video and podcast series to support the COVID-19 response

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The GBVIMS Steering Committee has put together a series of video shorts and podcasts on remote GBV case management in the context of the COVID-19 response. The series is aimed at supporting GBV caseworkers and supervisors to adapt their service provision in the context of governmental policies imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as movement restrictions, confinement, lockdown or other containment strategies.

Guidelines for Mobile and Remote Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Service Delivery

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This resource provides guidance on establishing GBV mobile and remote services, in order to provide case management, psychosocial support, and referrals to meet the immediate needs of GBV survivors. Such services should be established in settings where traditional services based in static centers with continuous access to trained caseworkers cannot be setup or consistently accessed due to the nature of displacement and/or ongoing insecurity that hinders both humanitarian access and the displaced population’s movement

Rapid Assessment: Remote Service Mapping Template

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The following template provides rough guidance on methodology and key areas of inquiry for GBV sub clusters and service providers to map and assess the availability of potential remote platforms for the delivery of some types of information and awareness, referrals and psychosocial support. This guidance is provided in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, which may cause rapid shifts in the GBV prevention and response services to remote approaches.

How to support survivors of gender-based violence when a GBV actor is not available in your area

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This document is a step-by-step guide for response actors on supporting GBV survivors with key messages and resources. It uses global standards on providing basic support and information to survivors of GBV without doing further harm. We encourage adaptation of this resource to your local context with the support of a GBV specialist and in a manner that maintains a survivor-centered approach.

COVID-19: GBV Support Messaging for oPt RCCE Strategy

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This document contains key messages for GBV prevention and available resources and updated pathways developed for the RCCE response in Palestine. The key messages include prevention of GBV including domestic violence and sexual exploitation (PSEA) and information about available remote services, especially helplines/updated pathways.

GBV AoR Tools and Resources for COVID-19

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This is living document containing links to resources and guidance on integrating gender and GBV into communications and community engagement efforts. It contains guidance on topics such as gender impacts of COVID-19 and key response actions, contingency planning for COVID-19 outbreaks, and adjusting program COVID-19 affected settings.

June 8, 2020

COVID-19: Resources to Address Gender-based Violence Risks

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This resource provides practitioners with key resources to support the integration of GBV risk mitigation into COVID-19 response. It will be frequently updated as the crisis unfolds.

May 7, 2020

Developing Key Messages for Communities on GBV and COVID-19


This document is meant as a starting point for the field colleagues to support them in ensuring communication to communities around COVID-19 includes gender-based violence (GBV).

Not just hotlines and mobile phones: GBV Service provision during COVID-19

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As countries across the globe struggle to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns are being raised about the effect of the pandemic on Gender Based Violence (GBV) in all countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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