As a leading agency for GBV prevention and response in humanitarian settings, International Medical Corps contributes to the development of global guidelines and best practices for protecting women and girls from violence and supporting survivors. International Medical Corps is a core member of the GBV Area of Responsibility and serves on the GBV Information Management System Steering Committee. International Medical Corps is also a partner in the Call to Action and contributed to the development of the revised IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Action. In partnership with UNFPA, International Medical Corps co-led the development of a five-year GBV AoR Global Capacity Building Strategy and a GBV Core Competencies Framework.


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Managing GBV Programmes in Humanitarian Settings

Since 2011, International Medical Corps has worked to deliver a multi-phased learning course for GBV program managers. The MGBViE program includes Phase I- a self-guided e-learning; Phase II—a face-to-face training workshop; and, Phase III—continued learning and networking opportunities.

With support from the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), International Medical Corps continues to organize MGBViE Phase II training opportunities for emerging GBV specialists from around the globe. International Medical Corps is also leading an initiative to partner MGBViE Phase II graduates with experienced GBV specialist mentors as part of MGBViE Phase III. To further advance networking and continued learning opportunities, International Medical Corps is also supporting the GBV AoR to launch a virtual GBV Community of Practice in 2018. Read more about the MGBViE learning course here >

International Medical Corps has trained 150 people through the MGBViE program.

In surveys conducted six months after the MGBViE in-person training, 100% of graduates rated the usefulness of the training as high or very high, and more than 95% reported increased preparedness to manage a GBV program in an emergency setting.

Through the MGBViE program, 55 emerging GBV specialists have been paired with expert mentors for continued professional support.