Project profile — Prevention and Reduction of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict Situations - ICRC 2015


ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross (21016)
2015-03-31 - 2015-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• South Sudan (15.00%)
• Central African Republic (15.00%)
• Colombia (15.00%)
• Congo, Democratic Republic (15.00%)
• Lebanon (15.00%)
• Mali (15.00%)
• America, regional (10.00%)


• Emergency Response: Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)


March 2015 - This project increases the International Committee of the Red Cross’s (ICRC) capacity to prevent and reduce sexual violence in armed conflicts, particularly for women and girls who face increased vulnerability in situations of conflict and displacement. Rape and other forms of sexual violence may be used systematically as an act of reprisal and to create fear. The consequences are far reaching, affecting victims not only physically but psychologically and socially. With DFATD’s support and that of other donors, ICRC has launched a special four-year initiative (2013-2016) to strengthen its response to sexual violence, with the intention of improving delivery of services, prevention of sexual violence, and improving the capacity of its staff to respond. The ICRC will also work with States, weapon bearers, and religious and traditional leaders to promote awareness. In this regard, the ICRC has a unique place working in conflict zones, with access to areas inaccessible by many other organizations and with greater credibility in advocating for the protection of civilians, including vulnerable women and girls.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) meeting the protection needs of those vulnerable to sexual violence in armed conflict and other situations of violence; (2) armed forces respecting laws and regulations related to sexual violence in armed conflict and facilitating access to assistance for victims; and (3) ICRC staff having the necessary knowledge and tools to analyze and implement responses to assist victims of sexual violence. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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