For OCHA, mainstreaming a gender perspective
in humanitarian assistance involves working toward the following four areas.
(1) Humanitarian assistance grounded
in and guided by respect for human rights of all (including rights of women
(2) Humanitarian assistance shaped by an understanding of the different
needs, priorities of women, men, boys and girls.
(3) Full and equitable participation of women in decision-making regarding
humanitarian assistance (recognizing women as actors and agents, not just