Protection (incl. Protection-Mainstreaming, Child Protection, GBV)
Protection encompasses activities aimed at obtaining full respect for the rights of all individuals in accordance with international law – international humanitarian, human rights, and refugee law – regardless of their age, gender, social ethnic, national, religious, or other background.
In general, protection refers to:
- Protection of civilians in armed conflict (POC), whereby all parties to the conflict are responsible for ensuring that the civilian population is respected and protected
- Protection in contexts of natural disasters or civil unrest, whereby national authorities have the primary responsibility for the well-being of those affected