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UNICEF Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) Programme Resource Pack Kit 1: Getting Started Case Studies Booklet
As part of the process of developing the Resource Pack, UNICEF conducted a global multi-country evaluation of its GBViE programming in 2015–2016. The evaluation delivered real-time assessment and technical support to seven UNICEF country pro-grammes and facilitated learning and improvement of ongoing GBViE response in the participating countries. Findings and recommendations for each country are set out in country reports. Importantly, the evaluation also generated valuable lessons and recommendations for UNICEF globally regarding GBViE prevention, mitigation and response. These are documented in The UNICEF Multi-Country Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Programme Evaluation Synthesis Report, 2016. The lessons, evidence, tools and good practices have been incorporated throughout this Resource Pack. The evaluation also generated 12 case studies that are included in this booklet. Nine of the case studies present one component of GBViE programming from a particular country, while the final three explore the same intervention across three different countries.
Together, these cases illustrate the diversity of contexts in which UNICEF is implementing GBV prevention, mitigation and response programming, as well as the diversity of GBV programming being implemented. Perhaps most interestingly, the case studies showcase the very different approaches generated in different countries, which serve to high-light the importance of innovation and creativity in building locally relevant responses to the problem of GBV – and finding solutions to the many challenges this work brings. The case studies conclude with important lessons for future programming generated from each programme and setting. Many of the lessons – such as the value of ongoing dedicated technical support and the importance of strong partnerships charac-terized by mutual respect and understanding – have arisen across multiple settings and help to set the road-map for the next phase of UNICEF and partner GBViE programming.