Project profile — Prevention and Reduction of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict Situations - ICRC 2018

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Prevention and Reduction of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict Situations - ICRC 2018 - Overview
ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross (XM-DAC-21016)
2018-03-26 - 2020-06-02
Country / region • Africa, regional (30.00%)
• America, regional (30.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)
• Europe, regional (10.00%)
Sector • Emergency Response
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (70.00%)
• Emergency Response
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (30.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


March 2018 - This project increases the International Committee of the Red Cross’s (ICRC) capacity to prevent and reduce sexual violence in armed conflicts. Women and girls face increased vulnerability in situations of conflict and displacement, as 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 survivors not only physically but psychologically and socially. For this reason, ICRC has a special initiative 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 also works with States, weapons bearers, religious and traditional leaders, and communities to promote awareness of sexual violence, including awareness of International Humanitarian Law obligations prohibiting sexual violence in armed conflict. The ICRC has a unique role 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) increased access to health and psychosocial services by survivors of sexual violence; (2) increased awareness by authorities, weapons bearers, armed forces, and communities of sexual violence, and laws and regulations prohibiting sexual violence in armed conflict; and (3) increased ability of ICRC personnel to effectively respond to sexual violence, including identifying those at risk, providing assistance to survivors, and working with stakeholders to prevent and reduce the risk of sexual violence in armed conflict. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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