For a list of relevant guidance documents, please refer to the mapping conducted by UN Action
Reporting and interpreting data on sexual violence from conflict-affected countries: dos and don’ts, UN Action network (2007)
This note is intended to assist staff from UNCT and Integrated Missions to improve data collection, analysis and reporting on CRSV. It notes that any data collected on sexual violence must respect established ethical and safety principles, such as security, confidentiality, anonymity, informed consent, safety and protection from retribution, and protection of the data itself.
Summary of WHO ethical and safety recommendations for researching documenting and monitoring sexual violence in emergencies, UN Action network (2007)
This information sheet summarises the eight recommendations developed by WHO to assist and inform all those involved in sexual violence inquiries (including funders, data collectors, researchers, programme planners, interpreters, data entry staff, drivers, users of data and others) and to ensure that the necessary safety and ethical safeguards are in place before any inquiry.