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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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18 Jun 2018 description

Second part of Special Issue with findings from DIIS research project

Lars Engberg-Pedersen, Adam Moe Fejerskov & Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde

How do development organisations understand, work with and institutionalize global norms on gender equality? Over the past 4 years, a DFF-funded research project based at DIIS entitled GLONO or “Global norms and heterogeneous donor organisations” has explored this question through in-depth case studies.

13 Jun 2018 description


En 2016, le Groupe de travail du Comité permanent inter-organisations des Nations Unies a créé une équipe spéciale chargée d'élaborer les directives du CPI sur l'inclusion des personnes handicapées dans l'action humanitaire (ci-après dénommées directives du CPI pour les personnes handicapées).

10 Jun 2018 description


This note provides guidance to non-SGBV specialized humanitarian service providers on what to do when a SGBV survivor discloses a SGBV incident. It is common for non-SGBV specialized actors to be the entry point to GBV referral pathways, if survivors disclose a SGBV incident then require (and consent to) referral.

08 Jun 2018 description
report European Commission

As the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 on Women Peace and Security approaches, EEAS Secretary General Helga Schmid joined UN, NATO and civil society representatives to discuss and define how to act to prevent conflict and violence against women at the European Development Days on 6 June 2018.

06 Jun 2018 description

6 JUNE 2018

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the Women Political Leaders Summit 2018, organized in cooperation with the Council of Women Leaders, held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 6 to 8 June:

It is a pleasure to greet the Women Political Leaders global summit.

06 Jun 2018 description


  1. LEADERSHIP ON GENDER EQUALITY - provide guidance and support, wherever feasible, to all bodies and structures of the IASC to be able to incorporate gender equality into relevant aspects of their work.

  2. ACCOUNTABILITY TO GENDER EQUALITY - support and champion the IASC’s commitment to work in an inter-agency fashion.

06 Jun 2018 description


The Inter-Agency Common Feedback Project, referred to as the Common Feedback Project (CFP), is an innovative community engagement project, initiated during the response to the Nepal Earthquake 2015. It is funded by UK Aid, and is based in the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, enabling a strategic connection with humanitarian response and recovery.

01 Jun 2018 description
report UN Women

The inaugural meeting of the High-level Group on Justice for Women took place in The Hague from 28 – 29 May.

Convened by UN Women, the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the High-level Group consists of justice, human rights and gender experts from governments, civil society organizations, academia and intergovernmental organizations.

01 Jun 2018 description

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals met in New York on 31 May. A key part of our discussion focused on how we can collectively strengthen the humanitarian sector's approach to preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment and abuse (SHA).

01 Jun 2018 description


  • Ejercicio Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2018
  • Primera Asamblea Equipo Humanitario de País
  • Indice de Gestión de Riesgos -INFORM-
  • Taller: Abordaje de la Violencia Basada en Género en Albergues ¿Cómo prevenirla?
  • Resumen de incidentes presentados de enero– abril 2018.

Boletín Informativo

30 May 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

30th May 2018 More than 20 participants from line ministries and private sectors are attending a one and a half-day workshop on Country Gender Assessment of Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods Validation at the Basilica conference room.

The workshop is hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs through the Women’s Affairs Division aiming to improve the comprehension of gender perspectives of rural livelihoods in order to develop effective strategies to support food security, nutrition and resilience.

29 May 2018 description

The Resilience Enhancers isolate the cross-cutting themes that underpin UN-Habitat's resilience building methodology into an advocacy and training tool. This one provides an understanding of the relationship between gender and resilience, and it can be used to initiate discussion, to get a snapshot of the city focused on gender, and to counter-check existing tools and methodologies to build resilience.

29 May 2018 description


For many victims of sexual and gender-based violence in South Sudan, finding justice can be an uphill task, or a dark abyss, as many of the cases are never reported.

“The key challenge in investigating and prosecuting cases of sexual and gender-based violence is low reporting of such cases,” says Philip Mayot Mariang, South Sudan’s Director of Public Prosecution, castigating cultural practices that impede such reporting.

29 May 2018 description

The long-term impact of explosive violence is known to be devastating, but is still relatively poorly understood. With civilian deaths from explosive weapons increasing each year, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) conducted research into the reverberating effects of manufactured explosive weapons, so as to better understand the long-term harm from such violence. Our findings are presented here in our report: ‘When the bombs fall silent‘.

29 May 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • In April 2018, the Federal Ministry of Health endorsed micronutrient powders to be included in the list of essential drugs for children in Sudan. The micronutrient powders are tasteless, colourless, can be added to food after preparation and contain 15 micronutrients, which help improve the nutritional status of children, and pregnant and lactating women.