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This chapter addresses GBVAW (gender-based violence against women) as humanitarian intervention in the context of the catastrophized space of the Gaza Strip. Over the period that Gazans have become immiserated by the combined forces of international sanctions, Israeli siege and devastating military aggressions, they became subject to a powerful assemblage of humanitarian actors and aid flows that instantiated the prevention and treatment of domestic violence under the banner of GBV as Gaza's singular gender (and violence) concern. Gaza's highly precaritized local women NGOs have been absorbed into these humanitarian GBV modalities, while actively working to subvert their everyday logics. Ultimately, the chapter argues that shifting the critical analysis of humanitarianism as a “politics of care” to a focus on the actual content of care better speaks to the exclusions of humanitarian GBV and its collusion with wider systems of exclusion that have produced the Gaza catastrophe.

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