OCHA's role in ensuring a gender perspective in humanitarian coordination
(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 victims).
(4) Recognition of the multiple roles of both women and men in post-crisis situations, including the often neglected economic responsibilities of women.
Given OCHA's mandate, OCHA's efforts
will focus on the following areas:
- Gender mainstreaming in information management and analysis
- Gender mainstreaming in humanitarian response and coordination
- Gender mainstreaming in humanitarian policy and evaluation
- Gender mainstreaming in humanitarian advocacy
To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.