3. HOW we implement GBViE programs

In an emergency setting, CARE aims to include all three pillars—risk mitigation, response and prevention—in our programming. These may be implemented in different ways through a range of projects and partnerships appropriate to the context and program focus. How GBV is incorporated will depend on the focus of each project. At minimum ALL projects should include GBV risk mitigation actions.

Method of implementation: GBViE-focused

Projects that have a primary outcome of addressing GBViE with explicit prevention, response and/or risk mitigation objectives.

  • Example: A project to establish women’s and girls’ safe spaces which provide life skills activities, psycho-social support and case management services.
  • Example: A project which aims to ensure crisis-affected women and girls have improved access to GBV specialized services.
  • Example: A project which aims to ensure women and girls in affected communities have access to a strengthened protection environment.

Team requirements: Project team of GBViE specialists.

Method of implementation: GBViE-included

Projects that have a primary outcome in other impact areas and include GBViE prevention and/or response integrated into or additional objectives.

  • Example: A sexual/reproductive health project which includes clinical management of rape in its service delivery and resources specialized staff to provide this service.
  • Example: A primary health care project which includes provision of GBV Case management services in its health clinic and resources specialized staff to provide this service.

Team requirements: GBViE specialist(s) as part of the project team, if a GBV specialist is not already in the CO. Support may also be provided through regional and global GBViE Specialists and/or through the Rapid Response Team.

Method of implementation: GBViE-focused

All projects should include GBViE risk mitigation actions regardless of the project outcomes.

  • Example: ­An economic empowerment project utilizing market-based approaches and cash vouchers does a safety audit with women to figure out access and safety issues to markets.
  • Example: ­A WASH project includes consultations with women about placement and management of water facilities

Team requirements: Does not require GBViE specialists in the project team. However, it is advised that project leads coordinate and seek guidance from GBV specialists in country or at regional/global level.