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GPC Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit

2017-11-21
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In light of the IASC Policy on Protection in Humanitarian Action which states that all humanitarian actors, irrespective of their sector-specific expertise should contribute to the protection of affected persons, the Global Protection Cluster Task Team on Protection Mainstreaming developed a Toolkit to assist humanitarian actors to incorporate a protection lens into their operations by designing and implementing programs that are based on an analysis of risks of violence, coercion and deliberate deprivation.

The Toolkit also highlights the role and responsibilities of different stakeholders (Protection Cluster, Clusters, Inter-Cluster Coordination Groups, Humanitarian Country Team, Donors, National/International Non-Governmental Organizations) with regards to protection mainstreaming thus promoting stronger collaboration among relevant actors across sectors to mitigate threats, reduce vulnerabilities and enhance capacities in humanitarian action.