An Integrated Approach to Gender-based Violence and Child Protection: new report from Islamic Relief

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Islamic Relief has just published ‘Integrating Protection: An Integrated Approach to Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection’ which summarises key lessons from activities and experience in Mali, Niger and Pakistan.

The report gives examples of best practice and evaluates strategies that worked best based on the different contexts. It also presents case studies and provides recommendations for donors, partner organisations and other stakeholders.

“Islamic Relief’s commitment to ending gender-based violence (GBV) is part of its wider gender justice framework that seeks to end harmful practices affecting women and girls. As a faith-inspired humanitarian organisation, we are guided by an Islamic understanding of gender equity and equality, and are compelled to take a strong stance against social injustice.

“Our efforts to end GBV focus on three harmful practices commonly inflicted on the women and girls we work with: Early and Forced Marriage (EFM), Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) and Domestic Violence (DV). All of these have some degree of overlap with another critical area of our work: Child Protection (CP).

“This report is a summary of our key findings from a project that aimed to prevent GBV and provide support to survivors in three countries.

“It was a unique project for us in that it combined a GBV focus with a Child Protection (CP) approach to help us address issues of abuse, discrimination and inequality more effectively. Taking an integrated approach allowed us to build on our institutional expertise and ultimately provide a better outcome for women and children in particular girls.”

Download the report at http://www.islamic-relief.org/publications/

Posted by: Terrie Robinson | Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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