Somalia GBV Sub-Cluster Bulletin #1

GBV Prevention and Response

No. of pages: 10

Publication date: 2015

Author: Somalia GBV Sub-Cluster

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Gender-Based Violence (GBV) remains a serious concern, particularly for women and girls in Somalia. The protective environment remains weak for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and civilians affected by the clan conflicts, regions where the military offensives by the AMISOM and Somali National Army against the Al Shabaab took place, regions affected by the floods, forced evictions and where life-saving services are either limited or facing closure due to funding constraints. GBV Information Management System (GBVIMS) continue to show high prevalence of sexual violence, physical assault, and other forms of GBV among women and girls, particularly those living in the IDP settlements