Prevention and Reduction of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict Situations – ICRC 2016

Reporting Organization:International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,000,000
Timeframe: March 16, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

South Sudan - $ 762,000.00 (25.40%)

Congo (DRC) - $ 555,000.00 (18.50%)

Mali - $ 363,000.00 (12.10%)

Syrian Arab Republic - $ 342,000.00 (11.40%)

Central African Republic (the) - $ 339,000.00 (11.30%)

Jordan - $ 222,000.00 (7.40%)

Colombia - $ 213,000.00 (7.10%)

Lebanon - $ 165,000.00 (5.50%)

Papua New Guinea - $ 39,000.00 (1.30%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (100 %)

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March 2016 – This project increases the International Committee of the Red Cross’s (ICRC) capacity to prevent and reduce sexual violence in armed conflicts, particularly for women and girls who face increased vulnerability in situations of conflict and displacement. Rape and other forms of sexual violence may be used systematically as an act of reprisal and to create fear. The consequences are far reaching, affecting victims not only physically but psychologically and socially. For this reason, ICRC has launched a special initiative (2013-2016) to strengthen its response to sexual violence, with the intention of improving delivery of services, prevention of sexual violence, and improving the capacity of its staff to respond. GAC and other donors also provided support to this initiative in 2014 and 2015. The ICRC also works with States, weapon bearers, and religious and traditional leaders to promote awareness. In this regard, the ICRC has a unique role working in conflict zones, with access to areas inaccessible by many other organizations and with greater credibility in advocating for the protection of civilians, including vulnerable women and girls.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Children, girls
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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ICRC staff trained
Protection provided
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) meeting the protection needs of those vulnerable to sexual violence in armed conflict and other situations of violence; (2) armed forces respecting laws and regulations related to sexual violence in armed conflict and facilitating access to assistance for victims; and (3) ICRC staff having the necessary knowledge and tools to analyze and implement responses to assist victims of sexual violence. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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