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close this bookSexual and Gender-Based Violence in Refugee Situations - Annotated Bibliography (UNHCR; 2001; 6 pages)
View the documentREFERENCE MATERIAL SPECIFIC TO RUFEGEES
View the documentGENERAL SGBV REFERENCE MATERIALS
 

REFERENCE MATERIAL SPECIFIC TO RUFEGEES

_ 1. Sexual Violence Against Refugees: Guidelines for Prevention and Response (UNHCR 1995)

This publication provides guidance on sexual and gender violence from a multi-sectoral point o view. There are special chapters on legal aspects of SV as well as practical advice on responding to incidents. Copies of legal instruments are provided in the Annex. Sexual Violence in Refugee Crises: A synopsis of UNHCR Guidelines for Prevention and Response is also available. Produced by the Women's Commission.

Contact: UNHCR offices worldwide for copies

Available in E & F

_ 2. Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations (Inter-Agency 1999)

This is a practical tool to guide programmes in the components of RH including safe motherhood, HIV/AIDS/STDs, family planning, special attention on young people and other RH concerns. The manual dedicates one chapter to sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response from the health perspective.

www.rhrc.org
wink@womenink.org
www.ippf.org

Soon to be available in F/S/P/R

_ 3. How to Guide: A Community-Based Response to Sexual Violence Against Women. Crisis Intervention Teams, Ngara, Tanzania (UNHCR 1997)

This is the first How To Guide describing what one field programme did to address SGBV. It tells how actors in the field developed a refugee-run CIT to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of SGBV activities in the camp. The teams were the main link between survivors of violence and the services they needed.

Contact: UNHCR offices worldwide for copies.

_ 4. How to Guide: Building a Team Approach to the Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence, Kigoma, Tanzania (UNHCR 1997)

This guide describes how to bring all the important actors together to co-ordinate a comprehensive multi-sectoral programme to respond to and prevent SGBV. It gives suggestions for training team members and the importance of all actors to define their roles and responsibilities.

Contact: UNHCR offices worldwide for copies.

_ 5. How to Guide: Monitoring and Evaluation of Sexual and Gender Violence Programming (UNHCR 2000)

This guide gives practical tools in developing protocols for what each sector and actor should do as a basis for setting up a monitoring plan with detailed indicators. There are examples of different report forms and incident report forms. Indicators are defined for each sector and tracked on a monthly basis.

Contact: UNHCR offices worldwide for copies.

_ 6. How to Guide: Sexual and Gender Violence Programme in Guinea (UNHCR 2001)

The out-going IRC programme manager prepared this guide. It describes how they set up the SGBV project specifically in selecting members of the refugee community to be project staff both in providing direct support to survivors and in building awareness of the issue among the community. Job descriptions and training curricula are given.

Contact: UNHCR offices worldwide for copies

_ 7. How to Guide: Sexual and Gender Violence Programme in Liberia (UNHCR 2001)

The Liberia SGBV programme is described in detail specifically in how they created a community-based approach through the development of block teams to undertake the direct support work at the community level. It describes how the different agency partners work together to support the community in taking the lead in planning the SGBV programme. Examples of their reporting forms are given.

Contact: UNHCR offices worldwide for copies

_ 8. Action for the Rights of Children (Training and capacity building material)

The ARC project aims to increase the capacity of UNHCR, government and NGO field staff to protect and care for children and adolescents from emergency through durable solutions. The Abuse and Exploitation Resource Pack looks at risk situations, preventative measures, and how to respond when children are abused or exploited. Particular attention is paid to the prevention of, and response to, sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.

Available from UNHCR Offices worldwide

_ 9. Refugee Children: Guidelines on Protection and Core (UNHCR 1994)

This book was written with several groups in mind. It is primarily for UNHCR's staff, but it is also for the staff of its operational partners, whether they are voluntary organisations, UN agencies or Governments. Each chapter takes a subject and discusses it from the point of view of children's needs and rights.

Contact: UNHCR offices worldwide for copies

10. Summary Update of Machel Study Follow-up Activities 1998/1999 (UNHCR 2000)

This brochure describes UNHCR's follow-up activities to implement its comprehensive follow-up strategy to the United Nations Study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children. The Office identified five areas as being of particular concern at present, namely: unaccompanied and separated children, adolescents, education, sexual exploitation and child soldiers.

Contact: UNHCR offices worldwide for copies

_ 11. Guidelines on the Protection Of Refugee Women (UNHCR 1991)

These Guidelines on the Protection of Refugee Women have been prepared to help the staff of UNHCR and its implementing partners to identify the specific protection issues, problems and risks facing refugee women. The Women's Commission has prepared a synopsis of the Guidelines.

Available from UNHCR Offices worldwide

_ 12. UNHCR Policy on Refugee Women (UNHCR 1989) (currently under revision)

The paper provides information on the Executive Committee's adoption of four general conclusions relating specifically to refugee women.

Available from UNHCR Offices worldwide

_ 13. Camp Security and Refugee Guidelines - Vulnerable Groups

This document (to be found in the Field Security Compilation Document prepared for this Conference) outlines the measures to be taken in conjunction with the Security Officers when setting up a camp.

Available from UNHCR Offices worldwide

14. Building Partnerships Through Equality. UNHCR Good Practices on Gender Mainstreaming (UNHCR 2000)

This publication represents a first attempt to document and reflect upon lessons learned on UNHCR Good Practices on Gender Mainstreaming.

Available from UNHCR Offices worldwide

15. Protecting Refugees (UNHCR 1999)

This publication provides practical advice for the on-the-ground interventions that cam make the difference between rights abused and rights secured. Its aim is to provide field workers with guides to other sources of information for more in-depth explanations an analysis.

Available from UNHCR Offices worldwide

_ 16. Introduction to International Protection (UNHCR)

This background paper aims to assist you to understand why there is international concern for the plight of refugees and how this concern is manifested.

Available from UNHCR Offices worldwide

17. Pain Too Deep for Tears. Assessing the Prevalence of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Among Burundian Refugees in Tanzania (IRC 1997)

This publication describes two different methods used to discover the types and magnitude of the problem. The assessment was used to engage the refugee population in knowing more about the issue and sought their participation in defining how they wished to respond to survivors and put in place preventive actions.

Available from IRC
www.theirc.org

18. A Safe Space Created By and For Women: Sexual and Gender Violence Program Report (IRC 1998)

This publication describes how IRC staff worked with women refugee leaders to design specific intervention strategies including providing appropriate response to survivors, educating men and strengthening leadership skills.

Available from IRC
www.theirc.org

19. Shattered Lives: Sexual Violence during the Rwandan Genocide and its Aftermath (HRW 1996)

This book documents the widespread rape of women during the genocide in Rwanda, and confirms that women were sexually abused. Despite the profound trauma and grief, these women have begun the process of rebuilding their shattered lives.

Available from Human Rights Watch
www.hrw.org

20. Seeking Protection: Addressing Sexual and domestic Violence in Tanzania's Refugee Camps (HRW 2000)

Based on research in eight Tanzanian refugee camps, this report documents UNHCR, NGO and the Tanzanian Government's attempts to address violence against women refugees in a timely and effective manner.

Available from Human Rights Watch
www.hrw.org

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