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Event ahead of the Conference on Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Crisis - Oslo, Norway, 23-24 May 2019
10 Apr 2019 -  Humanitarian crises trigger and exacerbate sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), including rape, sexual slavery, trafficking, forced/early marriage and intimate partner violence. 
Although the true extent of SGBV is difficult to measure, it is commonly understood that at least one in five internally displaced or refugee women has experienced sexual violence - with displacement creating specific risks. 
As SGBV is a feature in every humanitarian crisis, effective services should be available in all humanitarian settings. This is not the case.
OCHA has cited the Oslo conference as one of the major international resource mobilisation and thematic policy events for 2019. It is one in a series of international high-level events that is to take place in 2019 focusing on various aspects of SGBV and conflict-related sexual violence.
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