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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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26 Apr 2017 description
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Technical annex

The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2017/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities). The purpose of the HIP and its annex is to serve as a communication tool for ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals. The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document.

26 Apr 2017 description
report Council of Europe

Many refugee and asylum-seeker women and girls have been exposed to gender-based violence taking the form of coercion, forced prostitution, harassment, survival sex, sexual slavery or various forms of extortions. However, “their protection from violence has not been considered a priority in the management of the refugee crisis”, today said the Assembly. According to parliamentarians, “the gender dimension of the refugee crisis has been largely overlooked”.

20 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

La directora de la Red de Salud Pacífico Sur, Lesly Sierra, confirmó los primeros seis casos de dengue dentro de su ámbito de acción, cuatro en el distrito de Nuevo Chimbote y los otros dos en la provincia de Casma.

En el caso de Nuevo Chimbote, indicó que se trata de una familia completa del pueblo joven Villa María y en la provincia de Casma, uno pertenece a la misma ciudad y el otro al distrito de Comandante Noel.

19 Apr 2017 description

The Earth’s climate is changing already and failure to limit warming to below 2°C could make the changes in the climate system irreversible and characterized by cataclysmic consequences. The adverse impacts of climate change continue to overly burden the poorest and the most vulnerable, especially poor women.

19 Apr 2017 description

The interlinked challenges of climate change and food security are most evident in the agriculture sector, which (combined with land-use change) produces about a quarter of global greenhouse emissions. At the same time, climatic stresses on agriculture and food systems present formidable food security and livelihood challenges to millions.

19 Apr 2017 description

Global climate efforts have been gradually shifting towards a more balanced approach on adaptation and mitigation. Thus the Paris Agreement on Climate Change seeks to limit the global temperature rise to 2˚C (and strives towards a rise of 1.5˚C), but it also puts adaptation on par with mitigation, among other issues, by establishing a global goal on, and cycles for, improvement on adaptation.

17 Apr 2017 description

¨La Direction de l'Administration Pénitentiaire (DAP), avec l´appui d´ONU Femme, organisera un atelier le 20 avril 2017 afin d´analyser le contexte sur la situation de la Protection des Droits Humains et de presenter l´Étude sur le Genre dans l'Administration Pénitentiaire en Haiti

14 Apr 2017 description

In an increasingly urban world, armed conflict and violence has also been urbanizing. Today, approximately 50 million people are affected by urban armed conflict, leading to mass displacement, destruction of critical infrastructure and interrupted or inadequate provision of basic public services. What steps can be taken to better protect civilian population in urban centers and ensure continuity in the provision of vital services in times of conflict? What are the specific challenges faced in urban warfare? Is IHL still adequate for the conflicts that take place in these settings?

14 Apr 2017 description
report UN Women

 “I profess the religion of love wherever its caravan turns along the way; that is the belief, the faith I keep,” says Asmaa Kaftaro, Syrian activist from Damascus, in a new audiovisual storytelling campaign, “It Takes a Woman”, produced by UN Women Regional Office for Arab States.

13 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • UNICEF ha visitado los asentamientos no formales en las afueras de Mocoa para verificar las condiciones humanitarias de los niños, niñas y adolescentes afectados por la emergencia.

  • También continuará ofreciendo su apoyo para asegurar la dignidad y seguridad de las niñas y niños afectados, la prevención de la violencia basada en género y la promoción de estrategias de protección y equidad de género en todas las líneas de acción.

13 Apr 2017 description


Vulnerable refugees, especially children and women, are exposed to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) on a daily basis. The increasingly difficult socio-economic situation, the downward trend in the resources allocated to refugee protection and assistance programmes, including reductions in food rations over the last five years, are factors that aggravate refugees' vulnerability and exposure to SGBV.

13 Apr 2017 description
report UN Women

At the event, ‘Integrating a gender perspective in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration’ at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), UN Women, in partnership with the governments of Bangladesh and Germany, presented a set of expert recommendations that specifically address women’s human rights in the forthcoming global compact for migration.