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Secretary Kerry announces new initiative to address gender-based violence in global humanitarian emergencies

Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new U.S. initiative titled “Safe from the Start” that is aimed at addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in global humanitarian emergencies. According to a State Department press release, the U.S. will provide an initial commitment of $10 million and will “coordinate with other donors and stakeholders to develop a framework for action and accountability to ensure efforts to address gender-based violence are routinely prioritized as a life-saving intervention along with other vital humanitarian assistance.”

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