The GBVIMS Global Team, made up of UNFPA, IRC and UNHCR was established in 2007 in response to the need of the humanitarian community collecting GBV data to have a standardized information management system. Today, the GBVIMS is an inter-agency initiative governed by a Steering Committee made up of representatives from UNHCR, UNFPA, IRC, UNICEF, and WHO.
Organizations wanting to implement the GBVIMS need to participate in an orientation, complete a brief questionnare, and consult with the GBVIMS Steering Committee in order to gain full access to all GBVIMS tools. This process will help ensure that the GBVIMS is being rolled-out in appropriate contexts and will make sure that all agencies implementing the GBVIMS have the most current tools and access to guidance on implementation of the system.
Introduction of the New GBVIMS Surge Team
The GBVIMS Surge Team consists of two consultants, Anne Kluyskens and Sunita Palekar, hired by UNICEF on behalf of the GBVIMS Steering Committee and with funds from UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action). Anne and Sunita are inter-agency representatives of the GBVIMS Steering Committee and will work closely with the existing GBVIMS team comprised of UNFPA, IRC, UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO. The GBVIMS Surge Team will provide in-country assistance through hands-on support to new roll-out sites and to agencies currently using the GBVIMS as well as remote support by acting as focal points to trouble shoot implementation issues.
To facilitate easy communication with the Team, a direct email address (email@example.com) and Skype IDs (EN: GBVIMShelp; FR: GBVIMSaide) can be used to contact Anne and Sunita. Requests for in-country assistance can be made by completing this request form [English] [French] and sending the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction of Inter-Agency GBVIMS Coordinator – Céline Calve
Céline will be a first point of contact on GBVIMS-related queries and will be a repository of information on all GBVIMS-related issues. Céline will also coordinate the inter-agency, GBVIMS Steering Committee and will backstop several upcoming GBVIMS missions. She is fluent in French and English, with working knowledge of both Arabic and Spanish. Céline can be reached at email@example.com.