GBV advocacy brief
The crisis in Syria has been globally recognized as one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time, displacing millions inside the country and forcing millions of others take refuge in neighbouring countries throughout the region. One of the most egregious and often misunderstood manifestations of the violence afflicting Syrians is gender-based violence (GBV), which remains a serious protection issue, particularly for women and girls, who are most at risk of gender-based violence in any humanitarian crisis.
This advocacy brief presents a snapshot of gender-based violence in Syria in 2019, its consequences and the effects it has in other sectors of humanitarian assistance. It concludes with key recommendations to mobilize donors, humanitarians and GBV actors.