According to the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), “gender based
violence against women shall mean violence that is directed against a woman because

she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately2.” Unfortunately in crisis
situations the level of gender-based violence increases and is an issue in host
communities and camps alike. Although there are many forms of gender-based
violence the framework and purpose it serves it to provide protection against any form
of gender-based violence.
Indiscriminate of age, gender based violence can also affect adolescent girls in
equal proportion to women and this is also taken into consideration during the
implementation process of the programs.Through health examinations, cases of
gender-based violence can often be identified and referred to clinics and centers to
provide secondary care including physical and mental healthcare treatment. To combat
the rise of gender-based violence in crisis and emergency situations, Bahar’s programs
to support many facets of protection, include educational and counseling sessions for
women and adolescent girls to provide preventative information along with treatment
sessions.

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