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The Pathways Between Natural Disasters and Violence Against Children: A Conversation Between Research and Practice


CPC Learning Network; UNICEF; IFRC; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Columbia University

East Asia & Pacific

The structure of child protection programming during humanitarian emergencies is based upon the principle of increased risk of violence. Humanitarian programmatic interventions often use the same models for armed conflict and natural disasters. Little is understood on how they may differ, and the bulk of the current evidence focuses on situations of armed conflict.

This webinar presented a conversation between practitioners from UNICEF and IFRC and researchers from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Columbia University on the interaction between natural disasters and violence. It presented research findings from a global systematic review on the pathways between natural disasters and violence against children, discuss innovative programming in the Asia/Pacific region to prevent sexual and gender-based violence during natural disasters and discuss areas of development for knowledge and programming.

Sonia Rastogi, Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Management Specialist, UNICEF

Runjini Raman, Senior Protection, Gender, and Inclusion Officer, IFRC
Ilan Cerna-Turoff, Ph.D. researcher, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Hanna-Tina Fischer, DrPH researcher, Columbia University

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