Findings from the Inter-Agency Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence Assessment in the Za’atari Refugee Camp

This report details an assessment carried out in December 2012 to gain a deeper understanding of the main Child Protection (CP) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) concerns of Syrian refugees in Za’atari Camp. As a number of protection services are currently available in the camp, the assessment had the primary objective of providing a practical direction to prevention and response activities in 2013. The assessment focused on reported and perceived patterns of threats, as well as knowledge and analysis of existing prevention and response to CP and GBV issues. Additionally, the report highlights recommendations on how these issues can be addressed in the humanitarian context to inform inter-agency programming. The assessment was conducted by a task force assembled by the CP and GBV Sub-Working Group in Jordan. The Task Force members adapted three main tools for data collection to ensure triangulation of information: Key Informant (KI) interviews; focus group discussion (FGD) interviews, and a Safety Audit.