Gender Based Violence

Afghan Youth Commit to Upholding Women’s Rights

In the eastern region of Afghanistan, International Medical Corps’ Gender-Based Violence (GBV) team led a group of six organisations in the observance of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. The group of organisations included: the Community Empowerment Development Organisation (CEDO), UNHCR, Department of Women Affairs, Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, HAWCA, and Women for Afghan Women. This year’s campaign…read more →

Stunning photographs tackle gender violence in Mali

International Medical Corps in Mali marked the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence with partners at Oxfam and photographer Vincent Trumeau. The campaign in Mali involves public displays of Vincent’s stunning photographs being displayed at places such as cultural centres, prisons, railways – all spreading the message of 16 Days through beautiful photography.    

Meet our GBV Programme Manager in Ethiopia

Eric is the International Medical Corps Gender Based Violence (GBV) Programme Manager in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence he spoke to us about his role and the wider issues of GBV among refugees.

Fighting Gender Based Violence among Afghan refugees

As part of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence we let Ara, an International Medical Corps Gender Based Violence counsellor, write about the challenges of her job working with Afghan refugees in Pakistan. My name is Ara*and I am a Gender Based Violence (GBV) counsellor with International Medical Corps working with Afghan Refugees in Pakistan. We are working in a…read more →

Central Africans Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

*Please note we never use images on this website of survivors of sexual or gender based violence By Laura Jepson, Project Reporting & Communications Officer, CAR In the Central African Republic (CAR), violence has become increasingly common. Looting, acts of physical violence, arbitrary killings, rape, and abductions are carried out with impunity; women and girls are especially vulnerable. Natacha describes…read more →

Tea Talks Change Fartun’s Life, Inspiring Her to Help Others

By Abdihakin Abdulahi, GBV Senior Community Mobiliser, Dollo Ado June 14, 2013 – Fartun is a 23-year-old Somali refugee residing in Melkadida camp in the Dollo Ado refugee complex in Ethiopia. As a child, Fartun lost her father and lived with her single mother and two brothers in Somalia. After her father’s death, she stopped going to school because she…read more →

I Promise… A Poem

A poem by a Somali refugee to his wife. I Promise I damaged your body by stick and stone I did not intend to hurt my partner So that… Excuse me for letting you be in pain for a long period It is a traditional belief that blinded me. May the river wash away my past actions To recover your…read more →

16 Days of Activism in Libyan IDP and Refugee Camps

The 2011 civil conflict caused more than 800,000 people to leave their homes in Libya to escape the fighting. Whilst many have been able to return and rebuild their lives, thousands more remain in refugee or IDP camps across Libya. Migrant workers from Sub-Saharan Africa, resident in Libya before the war but without official papers are particularly vulnerable to finding…read more →

Young Military Men Learn to Fight Gender Violence

“It is not enough to be just working with women, it is important to work with men also – they suffered because of the mass violence during wars and conflict. When men are affected it also affects families” – A trainee soldier, participating in International Medical Corps training Young military men learn the important role they have to play in…read more →

Religious leaders unite to call for an end to gender violence in Lebanon

  We Believe…   “Violence against women is a sin that is unacceptable by religious doctrine and by logical reasoning!”   “Violence Against Women regardless, of its types or forms, is a violation of her dignity”   “None but a noble man treats women in an honorable manner, and none but an ignoble treats women disgracefully”.   “Jesus Christ denounced…read more →