Gender-based Violence Information Management System. The GBVIMS was created by UNHCR, IRC and UNFPA The GBVIMS global initiative is now governed by a Steering Committee that includes UNFPA, IRC, UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO IRC plays the role of ‘NGO Liaison’ on part of the Steering Committee .
Address the prevailing issues in data management for service providers (initially, mostly about quality – later, more about ethics/safety)
Help facilitate safe and ethical data sharing between agencies to help inform the humanitarian community’s response to GBVGBVIMS purpose
Service providers who deliver case management or health services to GBV survivors in a humanitarian context.
Agencies responsible for coordinating the humanitarian response to GBV in humanitarian settings.
What the GBVIMS Can Do
Allows service providers and coordination mechanisms to better understand the GBV cases being reported
Enables actors to safely & ethically share dataGBVIMS purpose
Manual analysis of data – prone to errors
Casual approach to storing data
Sharing client data without their informed consent or knowledge
Sharing too much data (i.e. intake forms)
Sharing identifying dataPersistent Problems with GBV Data
NOT to be used as a data collection outside of the scope of service provision(i.e. by researchers, surveyors or human rights monitors)
Does NOT generate prevalence dataWhat the gbvims is not
GBVIMS Data Informs
Intake and Consent Form: collects information
from survivors and protects survivor’s control over
GBV Classification Tool: standardizes GBV incidents making data easy to compile, compare, and analyze.
Incident Recorder: an excel database designed to gather corresponding information from the intake form. The incident recorder automatically generates data and allows for customized analysis.
Information Sharing Protocol Template: regulates the sharing of GBV data with other actors such as coordinating agencies.
If yes classify the incident as “Rape”.
If no proceed to the next incident type.
2. Did the reported incident involve unwanted sexual contact?
If yes classify the incident as “Sexual Assault”.
If no proceed to the next incident type
ETC.GBVIMS classification tool
Did the reported incident involve penetration?
Did the reported incident involve unwanted sexual contact?
Did the reported incident involve physical assault?
The order of the form and all categories match the data columns found in the Incident Recorder, making data entry as easy as possible
Limited fill-in-the-blank entry, to save time on data entry and avoid errors (uses tick boxes)
Systematized definitions and categories ensures a minimum data set collected by all providers; some fields are customizable
Needs to be securely stored
Not to be shared except in the context of a referral and with the consent of the survivorKey Characteristics of the Intake Form
Safely stores standardized data (comparing apples to apples)
Facilitates data entry and analysis
Enable sharing of quantifiable elements of anonymous incident data
Create aggregate statistics to determine correlations between characteristics and circumstances of GBV incidentsIncident recorder