“The journey towards a world free from GBV requires collective action and a commitment to learning and growth.” – Noshaba Zafar
Alongside the Corus International family of organizations, IMA World Health’s approach to GBV in fragile settings has been marked by valuable lessons around multisectoral collaboration, health systems strengthening and comprehensive care.
Moving forward, we must continue to address GBV proactively throughout all phases of project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. As we champion gender equality and social inclusion throughout our programming, we must continually consider the distinct needs, identities and capacities of marginalized groups, including members of the LGBTQI+ community, people with disabilities and Indigenous individuals. We believe that strengthening local capacity, mobilizing communities, sensitizing health service providers, and embedding strong response mechanisms into communities and health systems can lead to resilient, healthy environments that are free from violence.