This working paper presents the findings of a research project on the protection of women against violence in the context of urban humanitarian crises.
Gaza, a highly urban and densely populated area, is a site of ongoing complex emergency, with bouts of acute violence. As such, it is challenging for humanitarian work. Analyses of original and secondary quantitative and qualitative data underscore that violence against women varies along their lifecycles, and is aggravated by humanitarian crises and exposure to political violence.
The findings recommend that service providers work with local actors and embed currently scattered emergency gender-based violence (GBV) systems into a unified and shared development framework.