VAWG and Humanitarian working groups provide evidence to Lords Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee

March 2016

The GADN VAWG and Humanitarian Working Groups have submitted written evidence for an inquiry conducted by the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict. This submission addresses the causes of sexual violence in conflict (SVC), prevention of SVC, the needs of survivors of SVC, women’s participation and accountability for SVC. The evidence also includes an overview section on the working groups' reflections on the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI).

The written evidence is available here.

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Supporting Syria and the Region 2016 Conference: GAPS & GADN Joint Position Paper

February 2016

As the UK co-hosts the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016, GADN is calling on the Government to ensure that the rights and needs of women and girls are prioritised in line Women, Peace and Security commitments and international humanitarian law.

The GADN Humanitarian Working Group has co-authored a position paper with Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) setting out ten recommendations to the UK Government.

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Joint Position calling for a pledge to empower women at the World Humanitarian Summit

August 2015

The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) aims at major global reforms to better protect and assist people affected by crisis. The Gender and Development Network alongside many other organisations have collectively called on the WHS to put women’s leadership, gender equality and gender-based violence (GBV) at the heart of these reforms.

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Position on the World Humanitarian Summit

July 2015

The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) aims at major structural reforms to better protect and assist people affected by crisis. The Gender and Development Network (GADN) believes that transformative change in the humanitarian system is impossible unless reforms account for gender equality and gender-based violence (GBV). 

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UNGA Review Event on the Call to Action on Violence against Women and Girls in Emergencies

September 2014

This briefing discusses how all donors and humanitarian actors participating in the Call to Action can take further steps to translate high level commitments to change on the ground, with the ultimate goal of improving the life, safety, dignity and resilience of women, girls and GBV survivors in current emergencies, including survivors of harmful practices like such as early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

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