The resource guide sets out responsibilities for collective coordination under the leadership of the Nepal UNCT/HCT to ensure that human rights of women, girls, boys and men across different backgrounds are equally promoted and protected, and their distinct needs, interests, resources and capacities are incorporated into preparedness, immediate response to early recovery and to reconstruction and transition.
The earthquakes in Nepal between April and May 2015 led to significant loss of life, injuries, and damage of buildings and infrastructure. The impact of the disaster further exacerbated pre-earthquake inequalities based on gender, age, caste, ethnicity and marital status. To ensure mainstreaming of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the humanitarian response, the Humanitarian Country Team committed itself to seven key advocacy messages. The Flash Appeal for the Nepal Earthquake emphasized these commitments.