Baseline Learning Report - Final, Women's Participation in Camp Governance Structures, 2016

The Baseline Learning Report - Final, Women's Participation in Camp Governance Structures, 2016, resource is the result of a collaborative effort between the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).   This report was written based on field research undertaken in Nigeria, Philippines, Ecuador, South Sudan and Iraq. Especifically, field research was undertaken in the following internally displaced persons (IDP) sites: Malkohi Camp in Yola, Nigeria (between May 2nd and 10th, 2016); Mampang Transitory Site in Zamboanga City, Philippines (between May 23rd and 30th, 2016); IDP camps of Pedernales I and Pedernales II in Manabi Province, northwestern coast of Ecuador (between June 13th and 20th, 2016); Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Unity State, South Sudan (between June 27th and July 15th, 2016); and Al-Karma and Al-Amal informal IDP sites in Ankawa District of Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (between July 18th and 26th, 2016.). The assessment set out to establish the existing levels of women’s participation in each location and identify strategies to improve their participation. The identified strategies informed pilot interventions that assess which approaches improve women’s participation and whether they have an additional benefit on perceptions around their risks to GBV.  The assessments also examined the barriers and opportunities to increasing women’s participation in camp life and camp governance, and explored strategies that could facilitate this. Findings from this study are integrated in this learning document and will inform  the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Global Cluster and the wider humanitarian system on how to improve women’s participation in camp governance structures and contribute to reduction in women and girls’ risks to GBV.  The Learning Report - Endline is also available on the Humanitarian Library: For further information on this project and others please visit,, where you can find out more about accessing toolkits and training.