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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 338

IPPF supports Call to Action for protection from Gender- Based violence in crisis

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 maggio 2016

turchiaIPPF is supporting the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies, which aims to fundamentally transform the way GBV is addressed in humanitarian operations via the collective action of numerous partners, each bringing various strengths and capacities to the table. The commitments were presented during a High Level Panel at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul today. On the Call to Action, Tewodros Melesse, IPPF Director General said” We cannot allow gender based violence to go ignored. We are seeing the impact when people reach our humanitarian services. We call for others to follow our lead and deliver a prioritised approach that ensures there is a tailored service for those who affected by gender-based violence. This will ensure that those in crisis will get the support and protection they need so no one is left behind”.Women and girls are disproportionately influenced by humanitarian crises exposed to early marriage, trafficking, rape, forced pregnancies, unattended service delivery during complicated pregnancies and delivery. Women and girls are 14 times more likely to die in disaster settings than men.IPPF tailors its programmes to focus on GBV and women and girls. The Call to Action will strengthen a global standard and prioritization for GBV in crisis settings.IPPF has committed to a range of areas for GBV in crisis settings:IPPF Secretariat-wide standard to drive action and accountability on GBV and gender equality in humanitarian service delivery. Develop a tailored minimal sexuality education programme that is responsive to the needs of people living in crisis settings, recognizing the additional risks of early marriage, and sexual violenceAll IPPF local Member Associations implement GBV and/or gender equality interventions that are based on assessment and planning processes. IPPF targets to deploy its regional and local GBV experts within 72 hours of a major crisis.
A new initiative that looks at the contributions locally-based organisations make in a crisis response was signed by International Planned Parenthood Federation at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.The Charter for Change Localization of Humanitarian Aid, led by both national and international NGOs, aims to practically implement changes to the way the Humanitarian System operates and enable more locally-led response. The Charter for Change includes eight Commitments that International Non-Governmental Organizations agree to implement by May 2018.“Our local community-based organizations spread over 170 countries, and who are often the closest to crisis, from Syria to Macedonia to Fiji to Uganda to Ecuador to Nepal and dozens of other countries, tell us shocking accounts of what happens during humanitarian crisis.“We have found that through our globally owned and locally connected approach we build community resilience as our Members are there before, during and after a crisis. This contribution is what enables people to have their dignity respected, rights protected and supported regardless of location or needs”, said Tewodros Melesse, IPPF Director General. IPPF closes the gap between humanitarian and development action, preventing an interruption to SRH services when humanitarian assistance leaves.

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