In times of conflict, there are increased risks of sexual and gender-based violence, trafficking, sexual exploitation and abuse. Recognising these significant needs, Australian Red Cross has dedicated a portion of the Ukraine Crisis Appeal funds to scale-up the IFRC’s Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) work.
Through its PGI work, the Movement aims to ensure that all people can access the support they need in a dignified way which protects their safety. This includes assessing the needs and risks of those affected, particularly the specific needs of certain groups who may have trouble accessing support or who may face exclusion or discrimination such as women, children, persons with disabilities, minority ethnic groups, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
The work has included, for example: