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Understanding how crises affect women and men, girls and boys of different ages and disparities is critical to effective humanitarian preparedness and response. Women, girls, boys and men have distinct needs, priorities, responsibilities, limitations and protection needs. They are exposed to differential risks and vulnerabilities but also play unique and important roles in preparedness and in responding to emergencies, conflicts and building peace within their respective communities. Gender equality in humanitarian action is about better targeting and programming and therefore about effectiveness of humanitarian action reaching all segments of the affected population.

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21 Feb 2017 description

Mogadishu, 21 February 2017 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has embarked on training of gender focal persons to help bring the soldiers on the Mission into line with United Nations laws on human rights and gender equality.

Consequently, AMISOM has organized an orientation course on gender issues for officers from new battalions that were recently deployed in all the five sectors of Somalia.

21 Feb 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • De nouveaux déplacements de populations enregistrés dans le nord du pays

  • Accès humanitaire : 68 incidents enregistrés en 2016

  • Les enfants sont les plus touchés par les mines et autres explosifs de guerre

  • Augmentation du nombre de cas rapportés de violences basées sur le genre

CHIFFRES CLES

Nb. de PDI (rapport CMP, 31déc. 2016) 36 690

Nb. de réfugiés dans les pays voisins (rapport CMP, 31déc. 2016) 138 811

21 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New displacements registered in the north of the country

  • Humanitarian access: 68 incidents recorded in 2016

  • Children are the most affected by mines and explosive remnants of war

  • Increase in the number of reported cases of genderbased violence

Nearly 2000 new displacements due to conflicts in the north

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • As part of a WFP developed, multi-dimensional approach to nutritious school meals, a school garden is established in Nadhour, Zaghouan governorate. Trees have been planted, and the irrigation system and a greenhouse have been set up. The garden will supply the school canteens with fresh home-grown vegetables.

20 Feb 2017 description

GENEVA (16 February 2017) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Jordan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

17 Feb 2017 description

Somalia - IOM, with support from the European Union (EU), has been working with communities in Puntland, Somalia, to help prevent human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV) through public information campaigns and law enforcement trainings.

17 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

In late 2016, UNFPA, in collaboration with partner organizations the Myanmar Medical Association (MMA), Marie Stopes International and Association François-Xavier Bagnoud initiated the project, “Immediate and Rapid Response to Gender-Based Violence through provision of mobile case management and psychosocial support to reach most affected areas” to raise awareness among local communities about gender-based violence (GBV).

15 Feb 2017 description

2,7 milliards sur 3 ans pour le relèvement des départements affectés par le cyclone Mathieu

L´évaluation des besoins après le désastre par les autorités nationales et leurs partenaires internationaux identifie le logement et l´agriculture comme les secteurs prioritaires.

15 Feb 2017 description

About This Manual

What is it?

This manual provides an overview of the key issues related to gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of WFP’s operations. It seeks to guide staff and partners so they can better identify and respond to GBV risks related to hunger and nutrition and to WFP programmes.

In particular, the guidance aims to identify practical steps to ensure that WFP staff are able to:

  • Understand what GBV means;

  • Understand how GBV is relevant to WFP;

15 Feb 2017 description

A society defined by patriarchal norms and structural inequalities keeps women and girls on the margins of the society and hinders women’s participation in public and political spheres. Yet women’s participation in decisions related to peace and security in the country is essential to peacebuilding and postconflict reconstruction. This brief examines the challenges in implementing the women, peace, and security framework in Pakistan.

Summary

13 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

167,688 The total number of IDPs in 2016 according to the Displacement Tracking Matrix carried out between September and October 2016

10.2M Individuals affected by the drought according to the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document.

USD 23.8M Protection funding requirements 21.5 % funded

KEY FACTS

10 Feb 2017 description

Bogotá Febrero 6 de 2017. Durante los días 6, 7 y 8 de febrero en el Hotel Dann Carlton de Bogotá, se darán cita expertas, promotoras y participantes activas en procesos de justicia transicional de países como Filipinas, Kenia, Perú, Camboya y Kosovo, con el objetivo identificar elementos que permita construir un documento de recomendaciones que se han tenidos en cuenta para la incorporación del enfoque de género en los instrumentos que crea el Punto 5º del Acuerdo de Paz.

09 Feb 2017 description
report CARE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report, based on extensive research and consultations by CARE International, argues that efforts to protect and assist people caught up in natural disasters and conflict will be more effective if women can contribute.

Over the past two years, CARE interviewed over 300 women involved in humanitarian action either at a global level or in emergency responses in Jordan (to the Syria crisis) and the Philippines (to Typhoon Haiyan). Three interlinked, and widely shared, issues emerged:

09 Feb 2017 description
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The Governorate Dashboards present information on the humanitarian situation and action taking place per governorate and cluster in humanitarian hubs across the country, in response to the 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).

08 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

At times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services—including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care—are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many wom- en lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions.

06 Feb 2017 description
report Oxfam

SUMMARY

After years of international isolation, Myanmar is liberalizing its economy and seeking to attract growing levels of foreign investment. Agriculture currently plays a crucial role in the country's economy and more than 60 percent of the population depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.