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    General Resources for the Global Protection Cluster Community of Practice:

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    Global Protection Clusters Map

    The Global Protection Cluster coordinates and provides global level inter-agency policy advice and guidance on the implementation of the cluster approach to Protection Clusters in the field, supports protection responses in non-refugee situation humanitarian action as well as leads standard and policy setting relating to protection in complex and natural disaster humanitarian emergencies, in particular with regard to the protection of internally displaced persons.

    This map highlights the location of clusters of inter-agency protection coordination mechanisms in non-refugee humanitarian crises.

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    Protection Mainstreaming Training Package

    Drawing on the expertise of protection actors as well as a community of best practice, the Protection Mainstreaming Training Package is the product of an extensive consultative process. It can be used for the induction of new staff, as well as for planning and team building exercises. I thus encourage humanitarians across all sectors to maximize the versatility of this tool to attain the overall goal of a more effective and appropriate response to the needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises.

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    Durable Solutions Preliminary Operational Guide

    The Quick Guide to operationalizing the United Nations Secretary-General’s Decision on Durable Solutions to Displacement provides a summary version of key elements contained in the Full Guide. Intended primarily for Resident/ Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/HCs) and Heads of Agency in Country Offices, it recalls the responsibility, set out in the SG Decision, of RC/HCs to lead the process of durable solutions strategy development among international actors and summarizes key points, including the suggested nine steps, for organizing the strategy development process. Details on the 9 steps can be found in the Full Guide.

    Details on the 9 steps can be found in the Full Guide.

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    Tips for Protection in Cash-based interventions

    9 tips for identifying, monitoring and mitigating protection risks and maximizing protection benefits. Tips include putting affected communities as participants in all phases of the program cycle and ensure that crisis-affected populations identify their own protection risks and benefits and self-protection mechanisms. 

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    Resources on Gender-Based Violence

    Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

    Despite the scope and severity of the problem, current programming to prevent gender-based violence and provide support for survivors is insufficient to deliver the desired results. The newly-revised Interagency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action: Reducing risk, promoting resilience and aiding recovery are designed to address this gap, with clear steps the humanitarian community can take to protect people from gender-based violence.

    These Guidelines provide practical guidance and effective tools for humanitarians and communities to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence, throughout all stages of humanitarian response—from preparedness to recovery.  

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    Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings

    This handbook is targeted to all those individuals and agencies involved in GBV coordination activities in humanitarian emergencies, from the community level to the national and international levels. While it may be particularly relevant to GBV Coordinators, it can—and should—be used by any individuals and agencies that are partnering in efforts to develop comprehensive, effective and
    ethical GBV programming. 

    The handbook can also be used by GBV advocates as a tool to educate UN personnel, government officials and those working for international and local NGOs who may have no prior experience or knowledge of GBV programming and/or their basic protection responsibilities related to GBV coordination and GBV prevention and response. 

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