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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 May 2018 description
report Oxfam
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Understanding the Guide for Communities on Engaging LSLBI

About the guide

This guide is part of a toolkit called the Gendered Tool for Meaningful Community Engagement on Large-Scale Land-Based Investments in Agriculture. The Gendered Tool is intended to provide an overview of the key steps in the Large-Scale Land-Based Investment (LSLBI) process, defining what community engagement looks like through the evolution of the process. The guide will be applied on land-based investments in agriculture and mining.

25 May 2018 description
report UN Women

Major Cleo Bigwood is the Force Gender and Child Protection Officer at the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). She participated at a UN Women training on ‘Mainstreaming gender in UN Peacekeeping to End Conflict Related Sexual Violence’, which took place in New Delhi in February 2018, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The course trained 41 military and police officers and humanitarian actors from ten Member States on strategic, operational and tactical approaches to end conflict-related sexual violence.

25 May 2018 description

An evening discussion among peacebuilders was held at IPI, May 16, 2018, on women’s meaningful participation in negotiating peace and the implementation of peace agreements.

The meeting, convened by UN Women and IPI, brought together internationally recognized peacebuilders, officials from the United Nations, diplomats, and representatives of civil society. The event was held as part of an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) convened by UN Women in preparation for the Secretary-General’s annual report on women, peace and security, expected in October.

25 May 2018 description
report UN Women

Captain Anaseini Navua Vuniwaqa of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, has taken part in two very different kinds of UN Peacekeeper trainings. At the UN Staff Officer’s Course in Beijing in 2017, she was the only international woman participant.

“There were two other females that joined, but they were both from China, and then one had to drop out midway through the course,” said Captain Vuniwaqa, who first joined the military in 2009 and is now ready to be deployed to UN peacekeeping missions.

25 May 2018 description
report CARE

Executive Summary

Nigerian Northeast society is ruled by a pervasive patriarchal system, which grants men power and control over women and supports unequal power relationships, access and control over resources for women and men. Despite being less affected by the insurgency and its unprecedented population displacement than it neighboring states of Borno and Adamawa, Yobe hosts the third highest concentration of IDPs in the Northeast Nigeria.

24 May 2018 description

2017 was a landmark year for Nepal as it conducted the first elections since the adoption of its new constitution andthe first at local level in more than 17 years.The elections were a tremendous success, both in terms of quality and mobilization, demonstrating the strong attachment of the Nepali people to democracy.It was especially rewarding for UNDP to see hundreds of women and youth beneficiaries of our socio-economic empowerment projects chosen to represent their communities in executive or legislative functions.

23 May 2018 description
report UN Women

The Apolitical inaugural list of 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2018, which was announced today, includes five gender equality experts from UN Women.

Along with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammad, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér feature among the top 20 influencers, alongside trailblazers and global champions of women’s rights, such as Justin Trudeau, Malala Yousafzai, and Melinda Gates.

23 May 2018 description
report Plan International

This annotated bibliography provides a brief overview of the state of evidence on gender-transformative child protection.

Gender-transformative child protection seeks to challenge gender dynamics, and actively confronts gender norms and unequal gender relations that drive violence against children and hinder effective response systems.

23 May 2018 description
report Plan International

This annotated bibliography seeks to update the knowledge base on inclusive, quality education by reviewing and compiling existing evidence and literature on this important topic.

This report covers the following key thematic areas as they relate to inclusive quality education:

23 May 2018 description

La Junta Central Electoral (JCE), el Tribunal Superior Electoral (TSE) y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), presentan el estudio: Más Mujeres, Más Democracia: Desafíos para la Igualdad de Género en la Política, realizado por Rosario Espinal y Sergia Galván, basado en la participación política y el acceso a la justicia contenciosa electoral de las mujeres en las elecciones generales de República Dominicana del 2016.

18 May 2018 description

Bogotá D.C. 16 de mayo de 2018. Con el fin de compartir la identificación de riesgos, obstáculos, retos y avances en materia de trata de personas y explotación sexual, la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC) participó en el taller regional para América Latina " Llamado a la Acción para la Protección contra la Violencia de Género en Situaciones de Emergencia", organizado por la Delegación de la Unión Europea en Colombia.

18 May 2018 description

Climate change affects everyone, but certain demographics and groups are at greater risk. One such demographic is women, who are more likely than men to feel the negative consequences of a warming planet.

This fact was one of the primary reasons for the Climate Leaders’ Summit: Women Kicking it on Climate, which was hosted on 16 and 17 May by Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

17 May 2018 description

Gender Based Violence (GBV) remains one of the most serious threats to the health and safety of women and girls worldwide. The challenge is bigger in North East Nigeria where women and girls are at increased risk of violence and abduction. The situation has worsened with the ongoing insurgency and counter insurgency efforts that has gone on for almost a decade. The environment remains dangerous, with immense protection challenges for girls, women, boys and men.

GBV Sub Sector Key Highlights

16 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Islamabad – 15 May, 2018: The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will provide £ 17.25 million to the United Nations (UN) in Pakistan to implement a five-year (2018-22) programme, AAWAZ II, which will Empower and Protect Pakistan’s Youth, Women, Girls and Boys who are too often exploited and too often left behind.

15 May 2018 description

El Acuerdo Final de Paz entre el Gobierno de Colombia (GdC) y las FARC-EP incluyó una “doble estrategia” mediante la cual se incluyeron acciones específicas para la promoción de la igualdad de género en cada punto del Acuerdo, con propuestas que benefician a hombres y mujeres, así como acciones específicas para promover el empoderamiento de las mujeres y las niñas.