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Table 3 Facilitators and barriers to effective GBV coordination identified through the scoping review

From: Gender-based violence (GBV) coordination in humanitarian and public health emergencies: a scoping review

GBv coordination framework theme



Implementing a GBV sub-cluster

1. Timely GBV sub-cluster activation and MISP implementation

1. Late or non-activation of a GBV coordination mechanism and MISP implementation

2. Designated interagency GBV coordinators and funding

2. Late or short-term deployment of coordinators

3. Limited government engagement compromised sustainability

Prioritisation, advocacy and access to resources

3. Increased high-level commitments to combatting GBV

4. Insufficient and inconsistent GBV funding allocation

Risk mitigation and integration

4. Roll-out of GBV guidelines enhanced efforts to integrate GBV risk mitigation

5. Low commitment and accountability on GBV risk mitigation across sectors

6. Non-compliance to GBV guidelines exacerbates GBV risks


5. Long-term capacity building, mentoring and partnerships with UN agencies and INGOs and mentoring of local and national NGOs

7. Minimal progress on funding allocation to support the localisation agenda

8. Lack of global good practice standards to guide localization efforts

9. Exploitative and unequal partnerships

10. Language and cultural barriers to local and national NGOs engaging in coordination mechanisms

Data and information management

6. Adoption of Gender-Based Violence Information Management System

11. Donors requests for GBV prevalence data delay funding hampering implementation

Coordination to support service delivery

7. Emergencies present opportunities for expanding and contextually-adapting GBV services

12. Insufficient specialist GBV services and trained staff

13. Limited investment in GBV prevention programming for long-term impact