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Institutional Framework for Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Crises

Institutional Framework for Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Crises
International Organization for Migration (IOM)

In September 2018, the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched its first Institutional Framework for Addressing GBV in Crises (GBViC Framework). The GBViC Framework builds on lessons learned and emerging good practices in addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in IOM’s crisis operations worldwide documented over the past four years.

The key objective of the GBViC Framework is to ensure that the safety, dignity, well-being and equitable access to services for all crisis-affected persons, especially women and girls, is prioritized, integrated and coordinated across all IOM crisis operations. It articulates why and how IOM tackles GBV in crises and defines IOM’s vision and scope through three institutional approaches:

  1. Mitigating risks: by mitigating the risk of GBV in all crisis operations and doing no harm;
  2. Supporting survivors: by facilitating access to survivor-centred, multisectoral services; and
  3. Addressing the root causes: by contributing towards progressively transforming the conditions that perpetuate GBV.