The Call to Action (CtA) on Protection from Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Humanitarian Emergencies aims to address the increased risk of GBV in humanitarian settings, by driving change and fostering accountability from the humanitarian system from the onset of a crisis.
The 2021-2025 Roadmap is a timely opportunity to mobilise partners, existing and new, to reinforce collective commitment and action to end GBV in humanitarian emergencies. Its 96 partners include states, donors, international organizations, NGOs, and local CSOs.
At this year's United Nations General Assembly Annual Session, Denmark, as lead of the CtA alongside a group of CtA members, will bring attention to the persisting issue of GBV in humanitarian emergencies, while highlighting good practices and efforts of localizing GBV mitigation, prevention, and response in humanitarian crises, and how such efforts can be further amplified. The side-event will zoom in on the impediments faced by women-led organizations and their work in GBV, and collectively attempt to remove such blockages.
Hosted by the Government of Denmark, as lead of the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies and co-hosted by Danish Refugee Council, UN OCHA, and UNFPA in partnership with UNHCR, UNICEF, the European Union, together with women-led organizations.