UNICEF engages in thought-provoking deep dialogue on the changing face of childhood.
UNICEF GBViE Podcast Episode 16: Making the Invisible Visible: working with unaccompanied and separated girls in Europe
To mark the International Day of the Girl on October 11th, this episode highlights how migration of adolescent girls increases their vulnerability towards GBV.
UNICEF GBViE Podcast Episode 15: GBV risk mitigation into Global WASH Cluster
In this episode, Masumi Yamashina from the UNICEF GBViE team discusses with Franck Bouvet, Deputy Global WASH Cluster Coordinator about the Global WASH Cluster’s initiatives to integrate GBV into their work. Gender-based violence and WASH have strong relations. For example, the design and structure of WASH facilities have direct impact of safety of women and girls when they access and use WASH facilities. But it also has direct impact of their decision of whether they use them or not. WASH is also one of key sectors that address women and girls’ needs for menstrual health and hygiene.
Global WASH Cluster Quality Assurance and Accountability Initiative Global WASH Cluster 5 minimum standards GBV guidelines knowledge hub
UNICEF GBViE Podcast Episode 14: GBV risk mitigation into Global Nutrition Cluster
In this episode, Masumi Yamashina from the UNICEF GBViE team discusses with Anteneh Dobamo, the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, Rapid Response Team of the Global Nutrition Cluster who has led GBV risk mitigation into Globa Nutrition Cluster’s work. Gender-based violence and nutrition are strongly related.
UNICEF GBViE Podcast Episode 13: Introducing UNICEF’s Oky Period Tracker app, for girls, by girls
In this episode, Gerda Binder from UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office and Odontuya Altansukh from UNICEF Mongolia talk about an exciting innovation that UNICEF has led: the Oky period tracker app for adolescent girls. To break the taboo of menstruation and to empower girls to manage their periods with confidence and normalcy, UNICEF has developed a period tracker app called Oky. Oky is a mobile phone period tracker app co-created for and by girls in low- and middle-income countries. It was piloted in Indonesia and Mongolia. This fascinating innovation has been girl-driven, developed for girls and by girls.
Oky website – you can also download Oky from here to your Android phone Oky video clip – a 1-minute introduction Oky blog – how Oky was co-created with girls Oky presentation – at the 8th Virtual MHM Conference in May 2020 Oky brochure
UNICEF GBViE Podcast Episode 12: How UNICEF and partners address risks faced by women and girls caused by the Beirut blast
In this episode, Farah Hammoud and Johanna Eriksson from UNICEF and Ghida Anani from ABAAD, a local NGO working on preventing and responding to GBV present how the Beirut blast and larger Lebanon crisis have impacted women and girls and created additional risks towards GBV. They also explain how they are addressing these risks and responding to GBV as part of the emergency response.
UNICEF GBViE Podcast Episode 11: Adapting service provision for GBV survivors in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
In this episode, GBV actors from Bangladesh, Iraq and Mexico explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted service provision to GBV survivors and what they did in order to shift their approach to service delivery. Ensuring that women and girls can access GBV support services remains a critical and lifesaving activity. However, in this context, COVID-19 makes it more difficult for GBV service providers to deliver services and to reach the most vulnerable groups.