Principle 6: A gender-sensitive approach is vital.

A survivor centric approach should inherently be gender sensitive.Interventions should strive to enhance support by properly addressing and examining the risks involved in the harm experienced differently by individuals of different gender identities. No sexual orientation, sex identity, gender identity, or gender expression, should be discriminated against, and care should be taken to respond to the structural violence that the survivor faces, has faced, and potentially will face, as well. It is necessary to avoid weaponizing a survivor’s gender against the survivor on any account.