Situation Report

Humanitarian Response: GBV Area of Responsibility

While access to quality multisectoral services remains a challenge in the NWSW regions, the data shared by GBV partners during November shows an increase in the number of survivors requesting GBV services. During November, 798 GBV survivors were reported and received services according to their individual needs through ethical, secure, and coordinated referrals between specialized GBV service providers.

Sexual violence represents 42 percent of the reported GBV cases. Survivors of GBV incidents are mostly women and girls (86 percent), with 8 percent being persons living with disabilities. 61 percent of survivors are children. Survivors received various services including psychosocial support (36 percent), health (28 percent), and livelihood (45 percent). There is a critical need to scale up lifesaving GBV services and advocate for access to affected communities in hard-to-reach areas.

27,934 people were reached by GBV prevention and response interventions in November including GBV awareness raising and information on available services (19,197); dignity kits distribution (151); women and girl safe space activities (882); psychosocial support and PFA (1,112); youth and adolescent support program (712); life skill development for women (429); capacity building for community members and frontline workers on GBV concepts (1,299); distribution of menstrual hygiene kits (180); engagement of men and boys to raise awareness on GBV (3,065)

In order to manage survivor data with survivor’s full informed consent for the purpose of improving service delivery, and ensure that the collection, storing, analyses and sharing of GBV reported cases is done safely and ethically, the GBV AoR under the leadership of UNFPA trained 27 frontline GBV actors in the NW region, from 26 to 28 November on the Gender- Based Violence Information Management Systems (GBVIMS).