The responsibility to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in disasters and crises

cover of the document: a family affected by disaster
A new report, Humanitarian Protection During Disasters: The Responsibility to Prevent and Respond to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, found that sexual and gender-based violence increased after disasters in three South-East Asian countries. It details how different agencies – including local and international humanitarian organizations, governments and communities – can better prevent and respond to this. The report is based on the views of more than 1,700 disaster-affected women, adolescent girls, men and adolescent boys in Indonesia, Lao PDR and the Philippines.

The report is the result of a collaboration between IFRC, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee for Disaster Management, the Indonesian, Laos and Philippine Red Cross, with funding from the Australian, British, Canadian and Finnish Red Cross, and the governments of Australia and Canada.