International action on violence against women in crisis situations

  • Philippines
    Philippines
  • DRC
    DRC
  • Philippines
    Philippines
  • Ivory Coast
    Ivory Coast
  • Ivory Coast
    Ivory Coast
  • Ivory Coast
    Ivory Coast
  • Haiti
    Haiti
  • Haiti
    Haiti

IPPF is supporting an initiative by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to ensure global action to address violence against women and girls in humanitarian situations such as the on-going crisis caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

In the wake of disaster or conflict women and girls face very particular sets of challenges. The risks associated with sexual violence escalate in situations where large parts of a population are displaced or where law and order have broken down.

Women who are pregnant at the time of a crisis, young people separated from their families – the challenges are varied and enormous and must be given equal weight in any humanitarian response.