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Concept note: Expanding the Inter-Agency Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap) to provide additional support on gender-based violence (GBV), May 2019


The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) and the Inter-Agency Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap), originally established in 2005 and 2007 respectively, continue to provide essential support by deploying in senior strategic technical advisors, as inter-agency resources, to address capacity needs in protection and gender efforts, in addition to providing training and policy influence and practice. The projects address temporary system and institutional gaps, such as those created by shifts in the humanitarian system or a shortfall in the capacity of states or national actors to deliver on specific humanitarian commitments relating to protection and gender. Strengthening system-wide capacity and advocacy on gender-based violence (GBV) remain the key focus of senior gender and protection advisors. 

The IASC Gender Policy and Accountability Framework makes explicit the need to better address the prevention of GBV, while the IASC’s strategic thematic priorities 1 and 3 (IASC 2019-2020 workplan) call on strengthening the centrality of protection in all aspects of the operational response and on mobilizing collective advocacy (private and public) to enhance respect for International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL) as well as core protection frameworks in a number of country-specific contexts.

Inter-Agency Standing Committee
IASC Gender based Violence area of responsibility of the Global protection cluster
Original Publication Date: 
23 May 2019
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