Self-Protection: Centering Humanitarian Protection Programs on the Efforts of Local Communities

Communities have the upper hand when it comes to protection. Community members understand the local context and have the necessary resources and connections to organize self-protection activities better than international aid organizations. For example, local communities have relationships with armed groups that international actors cannot simply replicate. Moreover, international organizations …

IRC-DRC Prevention Analytical Framework (PAF): An Introduction

If your remember, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in collaboration with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is amid a two-year BHA-funded Results-Based Protection Analysis Project. We wrote a blog about what the project would entail. You can check it how here. Good news!!! There is an update. The Protection Analysis Framework (PAF) has …

Independent Evaluation of InterAction’s Results-Based Protection Program

InterAction developed its Results-Based Protection (RBP) initiative as a response to questions about whether protection could be measured and, if so, how? Extensive consultations with practitioners and protection specialists led to the distillation of good practice in the form of three Key Elements of Results-Based Protection. InterAction subsequently turned its …

WeWorld-GVC’s Community Protection Approach – An example of analysis tools that provide a basis for multi-disciplinary strategies to reduce risk

WeWorld-GVC is an international NGO that drives and implements a Community Protection Approach (CPA) to protection that embraces all three RBP Key Elements. The CPA, awarded “First Place” in InterAction’s 2020 Results-Based Protection Good Practice Contest was submitted by Paloma Solo de Zaldivar, Francesco Michele, Betina Borova, and Ahmad Sharif. It promotes a community …

Context-Specific Protection Analysis: How UNFPA Regional Syria Hub and the Whole of Syria GBV AoR embraced streamlined approaches to improve the gathering of GBV data to inform the humanitarian response in Syria

When the crisis broke out in Syria, little to no information existed on gender-based violence in this context. GBV actors faced additional difficulties in creating a needs-based response, particularly in a context where approvals from relevant authorities to conduct protection/GBV assessments were challenging, and where assessments were rendered more difficult by remote management …

Addressing Eviction Experienced by Refugees and Asylum Seekers: How the International Rescue Committee in Italy adapted a two-way information platform to contribute to protection outcomes

Refugee.Info is a two-way, multi-disciplinary communication platform in Italy that is used to understand the issues users are facing and to connect them with available services. A key population that uses the platform are refugees and asylum seekers who are facing a myriad of challenges, including protection issues such as forced eviction in …

Focus Groups, Prioritization, and a Rapid Protection Analysis: A snapshot of how the Danish Refugee Council in Iraq has adopted results-based approaches in an effort to adapt common practices in support of protection outcomes

As a submission to the 2020 Results-Based Protection (RBP) Good Practice Contest, Elena Bartoloni from the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) team in Iraq presented a tool that is designed to facilitate a community-based and participatory approach to the identification, prioritization, and analysis of protection risks. The tool, awarded “Runner-Up” in the RBP …

2020 Results-Based Protection Good Practice Contest – Winners and Prizes

Congratulations to our winners of the 2020 Results-Based Protection Good Practice Contest! In September 2020, for the first time, InterAction launched a contest to collect examples from the humanitarian community demonstrating how they have embraced the Key Elements of Results-Based Protection (RBP) in their work to address protection issues in humanitarian crises. Submissions came …

Global Protection Cluster Events

The Global Protection Forum – An example of continuous context-specific protection analysis engages multiple actors to build and promote a culture of analysis that prioritizes continuous analysis, not just data collection. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Global Protection Forum was held virtually. the virtual forum brought together nearly …