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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 Facilitators Barriers
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
Localization 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