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U.S. State Department Releases Fact Sheet On GBV Initiative

The U.S. State Department released a fact sheet outlining the objectives of the recently launched Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Emergency Response and Protection Initiative. “This Initiative fills a critical gap by providing urgent assistance to threatened individuals with rapid, targeted, short term assistance. … [and] can assist individuals facing harmful traditional practices such as early and forced marriage, ‘honor’ killings, and female genital mutilation, as well as other forms of GBV, such as female infanticide; child sexual abuse; sex trafficking and forced labor; sexual coercion and abuse; neglect; domestic/intimate partner violence and elder abuse…” (4/18).

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