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Publications: Emergencies


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Addressing Gender-Based Violence

This brochure provides an overview of UNFPA's role in addressing gender-based violence, an enormous impediment to sexual and reproductive health, as well as a major human rights issue. Recognizing that gender inequalities and their most brutal manifestation – gender-based violence – inhibit women and girls from accessing reproductive health services, and acknowledging that proper reproductive health care in the aftermath of a sexual violence incident can be life saving, UNFPA has assumed a leadership role in addressing this major human rights issue.
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The Role of Data in Addressing Violence against Women and Girls

As the global spotlight has turned more sharply over the last decade on the persistence of violence against women and girls, the need for more and better data to inform evidence-based programming in order to address this human rights violation has escalated. As this brochure describes, advocates and defenders of women’s and girls’ safety and rights, as well as international agencies, national policymakers and donors, need to to understand the nature and magnitude of the violence. They seek information and guidance on how statistically sound data can be collected on a subject that, though present and often pervasive in most societies and cultures, is sensitive and often hidden.
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Humanitarian Response Strategy

“Second Generation”

UNFPA's Second Generation Humanitarian Strategy offers a vision and plan for mainstreaming humanitarian programming Fund-wide. It ensures that UNFPA's humanitarian action is well coordinated, timely, and scalable — before, during and after a crisis — and focuses on the mandated areas of reproductive health, population dynamics, gender equality, gender-based violence, and young people in crisis situations.
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Managing Gender-based Violence Programmes in Emergencies

E-learning companion guide

UNFPA has launched a companion guide to its free e-learning course for professionals who are working to address Gender Based Violence in humanitarian contexts. The e-learning course uses problems that practitioners currently face and case scenarios from real-life humanitarian contexts to guide learning. Integrated throughout the modules are videos, learning activities and quizzes that both engage the learner, and support participants’ varying learning styles. The new companion guide not only covers all of the content in the e-learning, but also provides new case studies, sample tools, best practices, and activities.
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Women are the Fabric

Reproductive Health for Communities in Crisis

Women form the backbone of families and communities. When emergencies strike, their important contributions become even more vital. But in times of crisis, the particular strengths an vulnerabilities of women are often overlooked in the rush to provide humanitarian assistance. This booklet describes the ways in which UNFPA works with partners to ensure that the specific needs of women and young people are factored into the planning of all humanitarian assistance and addresses urgent reproductive health needs that are sometimes forgotten.
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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs in Humanitarian Settings

An In-depth Look at Family Planning Services

Humanitarian organizations must prioritize the sexual and reproductive health needs of displaced adolescents at the earliest opportunity in a crisis to protect young people from sexual violence, sexually transmitted diseases and early pregnancy. This joint report catalogs the results of a year-long study to map adolescent sexual and reproductive health programmes in areas affected by conflict, documents good practices, and provides recommendations to improve access to quality reproductive health care for adolescents in humanitarian settings.
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A Human Rights-Based Approach to Programming

Practical Information and Training Materials

This Manual, produced through a collaboration between UNFPA and the Harvard School of Public Health, provides step-by-step guidance on how to apply a culturally sensitive, gender-responsive, human rights-based approach to programming in each of UNFPA’s three core areas of work: population and development, reproductive health, and  gender. It also covers how to apply such an approach in the context of a humanitarian emergency. An accompanying set of Training Materials are also available for download.
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UNFPA Annual Report 2010

The annual report illustrates UNFPA's projects and programmes in 155 countries in 2010 and provides a snapshot of income and project expenditures for the year.
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Guidelines on Data Issues in Humanitarian Crisis Situations

These guidelines address key data issues related to the preparedness, acute, chronic and post-crisis phases of humanitarian emergencies. They provide an overview of the main data needs for each phase, challenges to obtaining reliable data and information, plausible approaches to data collection, management and use, and the strengths and weaknesses of the methods considered.
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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings

A Companion to the Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings

This Toolkit is intended to guide humanitarian programme managers and healthcare providers to ensure that sexual and reproductive health interventions put into place both during and after a crisis are responsive to the unique needs of adolescents. It provides user-friendly tools for assessing the impact of a crisis on adolescents, implementing an adolescent-friendly Minimum Initial Service Package, and ensuring that adolescents can participate in the development and implementation of humanitarian programmes. Other tools are specifically designed for healthcare providers to help them effectively provide and track services for adolescents at the clinic and community levels.
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