At IMA World Health, we address GBV through a three-pronged approach:
Prevention: We challenge harmful practices through social and behavior change strategies, while adopting Do No Harm (DNH) policies to mitigate GBV risks. We work to reduce community tolerance to violence and decrease the vulnerability of households and individuals, especially women and girls.
Mitigation: We integrate GBV risk mitigation systematically in the design, implementation, and evaluation of multisectoral programming. We analyze GBV risk in fragile settings and throughout humanitarian crises, and strengthen both informal and formal social protection systems available in the community or region.
Response: We strengthen the capacity of health service providers to respond to GBV survivors. We identify existing response mechanisms and build up their capacity to deliver safe, respectful, and confidential services. We also develop survivor referral pathways and complaint mechanisms, and disseminate information about available services for GBV survivors in community groups and through healthcare networks.