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29 Jul 2015 description
report CARE

One of the long-standing challenges to successful peacebuilding has been the difficulty of measuring results and generating evidence that can help identify what types of interventions work best. This guide builds on work undertaken by CARE International and International Alert in three countries to pilot theory based evaluation tools to help evaluate the impact of the peacebuilding projects. 19 projects and 38 theories of change were tested, with the resulting tools, tips and processes captured here.

28 Jul 2015 description

Helping farmers and buyers build mutually beneficial partnerships

New legal guide will support more equitable contract farming arrangements, support better policy making

28 July 2015, Rome - Contract farming – an expanding practice in which farmers produce agricultural goods for specific buyers in set quantities at prearranged prices – is getting a new tool to guide growers and buyers in establishing sound contracts and conflict resolution procedures.

27 Jul 2015 description

This publication is intended as a practical manual for governments, hospital managers and others concerned, with a view to helping them prepare for and manage situations that could jeopardize their objective of assisting the wounded and sick and maintaining the health of people affected by armed conflict and other emergencies.

27 Jul 2015 description

Summary

Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.

The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.

23 Jul 2015 description
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An estimated 35% of women - 818 million women globally - over the age of 15 have experienced sexual or physical violence. The most common form of violence is intimate partner violence (IPV) (30% of women globally) and 7% of women have experienced sexual violence by non-partners.

23 Jul 2015 description

Preface

All children deserve safe, accessible and culturally appropriate school buildings — regardless of class, creed, gender or ability. When children live in hazard-prone places where high winds, earthquakes, floods and other hazards threaten them, they need schools and grounds that protect them.

Yet recent disasters around the world attest to the fragility of many schools.

22 Jul 2015 description
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PART B: Practical guidance on programme design

“We will not accept that there is no end to endemic violence against girls and women and we will work persistently, relentlessly for the change we need at a government level, at an institutional level, at an economic level, [and] at a personal – attitudinal level – to bring that change about” Justine Greening, 4 March 2013

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22 Jul 2015 description
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PART A: Strategic rationale, vision and principles

“We will not accept that there is no end to endemic violence against girls and women and we will work persistently, relentlessly for the change we need at a government level, at an institutional level, at an economic level, [and] at a personal – attitudinal level – to bring that change about.” Justine Greening, 4 March 2013

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22 Jul 2015 description
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Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is the most widespread form of abuse worldwide, affecting one third of all women in their lifetime. VAWG undermines the mental and physical health of women and girls, violates their human rights and can have a negative impact on long-term peace and stability. In line with its international and national commitments, preventing VAWG is a top priority for the UK Government and DFID.

22 Jul 2015 description
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PART A: Strategic rationale, vision and principles Overview Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is the most widespread form of abuse worldwide, affecting one third of all women in their lifetime. VAWG undermines the mental and physical health of women and girls, violates their human rights and can have a negative impact on long-term peace and stability. In line with its international and national commitments, preventing VAWG is a top priority for the UK Government and DFID.

21 Jul 2015 description

What if it was possible to predict the specific social intervention projects needed to bring about political accommodation and the peaceful settlement of dispute? To identify exactly which programmes would transform a community’s understanding and perception of conflict and trigger the process of reconciliation?

21 Jul 2015 description

Article 32 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation. This includes any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s education, to be harmful to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. According to Article 32, States are required to take legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect children from child labour, even in a refugee context.

18 Jul 2015 description

Integrar el enfoque de Esfera en el ciclo de programa humanitario

Ésta es la primera de una serie prevista de guías sobre cómo integrar los elementos clave del enfoque de Esfera, centrado en las personas, en el ciclo de programa humanitario. En estas publicaciones se indica cuáles son las partes pertinentes del Manual Esfera relacionadas con los distintos momentos del ciclo de programa humanitario y que, por consiguiente, deberían utilizarse junto con el Manual.

18 Jul 2015 description

Intégrer l’approche de Sphère au cycle de programme humanitaire

Ce document constitue le premier d’une série de guides portant sur la manière d’intégrer les éléments clés de l’approche de Sphère orientée sur la population au cycle de programme humanitaire. Ces guides indiquent les parties pertinentes du manuel Sphère à différents moments du cycle de programme humanitaire et doivent donc être utilisés conjointement au manuel.

16 Jul 2015 description
report UN Women

New UN Women research details how gender equality programming impacts humanitarian outcomes

While many policies and practices have improved the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment into humanitarian action, there has been little by way of concrete evidence of its impact. However, a new research study by UN Women has confirmed the positive affect that gender equality programming can have on humanitarian outcomes, and proposes ways to further enhance the impact.

15 Jul 2015 description

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What this is about

Needs assessments in emergencies seek to establish, among other elements of the situation ,the number of persons in need. “Persons in need” is a broad and fuzzy concept; counts ,proportions and other measures capturing how many are in need, and how intensely are necessarily imprecise. Some sectors achieve greater precision by applying specific standards, such as in malnutrition surveys. However, such methods are not feasible in types .of assessments that depend largely on local key informant estimates.