Letting Go of the Gender Binary: Charting New Pathways for Humanitarian Interventions on Gender-Based Violence.

Author:

Dolan, C.

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Date:

2014

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Theme:

Gender-based Violence and Disaster

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English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Dolan, C. (2014). Letting Go of the Gender Binary: Charting New Pathways for Humanitarian Interventions on Gender-Based Violence. International Review of the Red Cross, 96 (894). pp. 485-501.

This article addresses some emerging thinking about gender-based violence (GBV) within a humanitarian context and argues that in order to mainstream humanitarian approaches to increase the prevention and response methods to GBV, sexual violence must remain a key focus. Though a priority focus of GBV has often been on violence against women and girls, non-recognised victims such as LGBTI victims and survivors must be recognised and become the target of humanitarian actions surrounding GBV. The article suggests that letting go of the gender binary and instead addressing the contextual nature of GBV will increase the inclusivity of humanitarian responses.