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Tackling violence against women and girls in urban humanitarian crises: the case of Gaza

IIED Briefing, 4 pages
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Gaza, a mostly urban and densely populated area, chronically experiences complex emergencies, with bouts of acute violence. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is aggravated by the exposure to ongoing and acute political violence. VAWG protection and support services are mainly delivered by local non-state actors, and better information on the vulnerabilities of women and girls and the dynamics of violence against them would help to improve their services. The knowledge of local actors should be leveraged in the design and provision of services in chronic and acute humanitarian crises; and better communication and data exchange among service providers should be encouraged.

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17421IIED