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WAYS TO MITIGATE AND PREVENT GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN NUTRITION PROGRAMS
July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization that fights hunger and its root causes
worldwide. With almost 40 years of experience in conflict zones, natural disasters and response to food
crises, Action Against Hunger is one of the most important international organizations specialized in
addressing hunger and its underlying causes. In 2017, Action Against Hunger worked in nearly 50 different
countries around the world with more than 7,500 employees and volunteers helping 20 million people in
Action Against Hunger is currently implementing this BPRM-funded project in 3 pilot countries –
Mauritania, South Sudan and Bangladesh. The objectives of the project are to (1) increase organizational
integration of gender equality for Action Against Hunger and its partners at institutional level – notably
with the implementation of the Gender Minimum Standards, and updating our institutional Gender Policy;
(2) develop Action Against Hunger’s and its partners’ capacities to integrate GBV prevention and risk
mitigation strategies into programming. This led to the adaptation of different tools (self-assessment,
safety audits, etc.) and the development of a training package which is currently being used and tailored
to different contexts. The project has also fostered strong collaboration between Action Against Hunger
and the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), as we co-led the revision of the GNC’s training package to integrate
GBV risk prevention and mitigation considerations.
Following the preliminary results of the project evaluation, Action Against Hunger Canada would like to
engage the Canadian Humanitarian Sector in the conversation on GBV prevention and risk mitigation in
the fight against hunger, and share the lessons learned, good practices, challenges and solutions that
arose from the implementation of the project. To this end, Action Against Hunger Canada is looking to
organize a short event in Ottawa, Ontario with 2 objectives:
1. To share the preliminary lessons learned and good practices identified in Action Against Hunger’s
“Enhancing the Accountability of Humanitarian Nutrition Organizations towards Gender-Based
Violence and Gender Equality”.
2. To discuss and brainstorm ways for non-specialized humanitarian organizations to face the
challenges in the implementation of GBV prevention and risk mitigation.