GBV is present in every corner of the world, in the home and in public life. Yet despite its prevalence, in the majority of countries where data is available, a very low percentage of individuals affected are able seek help, and perpetrators are not held to account. The complexities of the issue, stigma, and a lack of prioritisation particularly in humanitarian emergencies are significant factors that have contributed to inadequate GBV response and prevention resources.
The Consortium plans to continue to build and amplify its collective voice on the issue of GBV, harnessing the unique dynamic of the Consortium membership to advocate for the needs and rights of those vulnerable to GBV at individual, community, and institutional levels. The Consortium believes that advocacy and communication messages should be informed by and respectful to the experiences of survivors.