Research and analysis

What works in addressing violence against women and girls? Lessons from the Typhoon Haiyan response

Lessons learned from Typhoon Haiyan: Workshop report


What works in addressing violence against women and girls?

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Violence against women and girls can escalate in the aftermath of humanitarian emergencies. To better understand how to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls in emergencies, DFID convened a meeting of organisations who were part of the earliest response to the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines in November 2013. The meeting discussed the experience of these practitioners in putting protection of women and girls at the centre of the humanitarian response. Key recommendations include putting greater effort into making protection a ‘mainstream’ issue across all parts of a humanitarian response, reaching out to local organisations to support efforts, and including protection measures as part of disaster preparedness.

Published 4 June 2015