Gender-based Violence: UNFPA Prevention & Response

No. of pages: 30

Publication date: August 2016

Author: UNFPA

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UNFPA is one of the United Nation’s lead agencies working to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment and to address the causes and consequences of gender-based violence, especially its effects on sexual and reproductive health. UNFPA works to address gender-based violence in both development and humanitarian contexts, where the risk of violence against women and girls intensifies. UNFPA provides emergency prevention and response in crisis-affected countries, while at the same time it supports long-term interventions at the national level. The nature of UNFPA’s work shifts when a country can take on a greater share of responsibility for financing and implementing interventions. As countries develop, their need for UNFPA’s service delivery lessens and the organization adds value through upstream work on advocacy and policy dialogue and technical advice. Support is provided across a continuum of needs.