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Breaking Down Silos to Meet the Health and Protection Needs of Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

  • IAWG Sub-Working Group on Gender-Based Violence Online Webinar, Zoom

About this Webinar

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) is a global pandemic further exacerbated in humanitarian settings. Promoting sexual and reproductive rights as well as access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services is critical to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) and the negative sexual and reproductive health effects of SGBV are well known. Attending to the physical and mental health needs of survivors is therefore an essential activity.

In this panel speakers from Colombia, Malaysia, Uganda and Ukraine will share their experiences serving survivors. The session will include discussion of factors among GBV survivors seeking psychosocial services; access to post-sexual violence services by survivors with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE); a case management approach linking survivors cash, protection, and psychosocial support; and partnership with government to support the delivery of SRH and GBV services to refugees and host populations in refugee settlement areas.

About the Series

This webinar is held as a part of the Streaming IAWG 2020: Webinar Series on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Humanitarian-Development Nexus. This webinar series features panels that were planned for the IAWG meeting, originally scheduled for February 2020 in Bangkok. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this in-person meeting was canceled. These digital webinars share the panels in support of this year's intended theme: Bridging the Divide: Operationalizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Nexus, which asked presenters to share findings and lessons learned from working on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) at the intersections of the humanitarian, development and peace sectors.

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