Guidance and Resources

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

(Source: UNOCHA)  

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