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4/7/2020 Learn More

Accountability strategies for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in humanitarian settings: a scoping review

Marta Schaaf, Victoria Boydell, Mallory C. Sheff, Christina Kay, Fatemeh Torabi, Rajat Khosla | Conflict & Health

In the last 20 years, there has been increasing standard and guideline development and program experiences related to accountability in humanitarian settings. Yet, the emphasis is on tools or mechanisms for accountability with less attention to changing norms regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights within affected communities, and to a lesser extent, among implementers of humanitarian programs or to institutionalizing community participation.

4/1/2020 Learn More

Pandemics and Violence Against Women and Children

Center for Global Development | Amber Peterman , Alina Potts , Megan O'Donnell , Kelly Thompson , Niyati Shah , Sabine Oertelt-Prigione and Nicole van Gelder

The regional or global nature and associated fear and uncertainty associated with pandemics provide an enabling environment that may exacerbate or spark diverse forms of violence. Understanding the mechanisms underlying these dynamics is important for crafting policy and program responses to mitigate adverse effects. Based on existing published and grey literature, we document nine main (direct and indirect) pathways linking pandemics and violence against women and children.