August 2016

The power of questions: screening for gender-based violence in humanitarian settings

[Photo: IRC]

Submitted by Sanni Bundgaard, Advisor for Care for Women Survivors, International Rescue Committee 

Imagine a health center that is open, stocked with vaccines and fully staffed, in a region where measles is known to be endemic. But only three children are vaccinated every month. Would you then conclude that measles is not a big problem? Would you interpret the small numbers of immunized children as an absence of need? Would you accept the job as done?