Example: Liberia has a national SOP that was drafted to guide the development of SOPs at the county level. The process was consultative, with different ministries leading sector discussions (e.g., the Ministry of Justice and Police led the Legal and Protection Sector; the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare led the Health Sector; and the Ministry of Gender and Development led the Coordination Sector). The same collaborative process is being adopted to develop and roll out the county-level SOPs.
Source: excerpted from Ward, 2010, p. 68.
Standard Operating Procedures for Prevention of and Response to SGBV (Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya). Available in English.
Standard Operating Procedures for Prevention of and Response to SGBV (Nairobi, Kenya). Available in English.
Standard Operating Procedures for Response to Gender-based Violence and Child Protection in Somalia (Template to be tailored to region). Available in English.
National Guidelines for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Prevention of and Response to Gender-based Violence (Pakistan). Available in English.
The GBV Standard Operating Procedures Guide (SOP Guide) was published by the IASC Sub-Working Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action in 2008. The guide includes detailed guidance on the process of developing referral systems and other procedures for GBV prevention and response in humanitarian emergency settings. The guide emphasizes the importance of a collaborative and participatory process for developing the procedures and agreements contained in a SOP document. Available in English.
The GBV SOP Workshop Package was developed by the Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Global Working Group (GBV AOR) in the Global Protection Cluster. Development of these materials was a collaborative process jointly led by UNHCR’s Community Development, Gender Equality and Children Section and UNFPA’s Humanitarian Response Branch. The SOP Guide and workshop package can be downloaded in English.
For guidance on the roll-out of SOP’s, specific to Southern Sudan, see ARC. 2011. Facilitators Guidance on State Roll-out of GBV SOPs in Southern Sudan.
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