GBVIMS was created to coordinate effective data collection on GBV in humanitarian settings, to provide simple systems for GBV staff to manage data, and to enable the safe and ethical sharing of reported information. The intention of the GBVIMS is both to assist service providers to better understand the specifics and context of GBV cases being reported and enable aid workers to share data internally across project sites and externally with agencies for broader trend analysis and improved GBV response coordination.
Data Compilation & Statistical Analysis
Using standardized classification systems and incident reporting forms, GBV primary service providers can enter data into the Incident Recorder and instantly generate statistical tables and charts for easy analysis. These automatically-generated reports include statistics on the incidents, survivors, and to a lesser extent, perpetrators. They allow providers to identify correlations between data fields, observe trends and document referral pathways and actions taken. Reports include comparative analysis of reported types of GBV, age of survivors, referral sources, and follow-up services.
Establishing a safe and ethical mechanism for primary service providers to share and access compiled GBV data is an essential cornerstone of good GBV response coordination. At a minimum, staff need to be clear on what data will be shared and for what purpose, who will compile the data, and how and when others will be able to access the compiled statistics. The GBVIMS Incident Recorder anonymizes and standardizes reported GBV data in order to facilitate the sharing of sensitive information between humanitarian actors in a safe manner. Comprehensive guidelines for developing data-sharing protocols and information on all of the ethical and safety issues that must be considered before sharing data are an integral component of the GBVIMS project.