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State Department launches Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative

The State Department announced the launch of the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative (GBV Initiative).  According to a State Department press release, the initiative is a global program that will address the immediate security needs of survivors and those who are under credible threat of GBV by providing “short-term emergency grants to cover medical and psychosocial care, emergency shelter, legal assistance, and other costs.”

Additional Resources:

  • Read remarks by the Deputy Secretary of State here.
  • Read remarks by the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights here.

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