TOOLKIT: Preventing and responding to GBV during the war and in post-war settings

In 2022, WAVE launched a new project in collaboration with OSCE to fill the gap on how to meaningfully support survivors of violence and civil society organizations (CSOs) in conflict and post-conflict areas.  Based on the expertise of women’s organizations, a toolkit was developed and launched on 8 November 2022 not only to present the harm and challenges posed by conflicts, but also to document promising first-hand practices with concrete examples from four WAVE members Sexual Assault Crisis Center (Yerevan, Armenia), Women Fund “Sukhumi” (Kutaisi and Tbilisi, Georgia), Foundation United Women Banja Luka (Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina), and Centre “Women’s Perspectives” (Lviv, Ukraine); their initiatives and recommendations as women’s organizations who experience and have experienced war.

The Toolkit “Preventing and responding to gender-based violence during the war and in post-war settings – Experiences and recommendations of women’s NGOs” is available in five languages; English, Bosnian, Georgian, Armenian and Ukrainian.