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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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24 Nov 2017 description

La Notation Genre est un outil de codage développé par le CPI - Comité permanent inter-organisations (IASC – Inter-agency Standby Committee) qui permet de s’assurer d’une analyse sensible au genre dans la conception, la mise en œuvre et l’évaluation des projets.

Procédure de codage - Conseils étape par étape

24 Nov 2017 description

Alors qu’il existe une augmentation du nombre de projets humanitaires qui favorisent l’égalité des sexes, l’équité, et qui répondent aux besoins spécifiques de groupes différents, ils ne sont pas encore devenus la règle. Afin de mesurer les progrès accomplis dans ce domaine, les donateurs ont besoin de voir des preuves que le raisonnement a bien été sensible au genre lors de la conception du projet et lors de la lecture du document résumant le projet (Project Summary) dans lequel la Notation Genre est mise en application.

24 Nov 2017 description


The water resources and freshwater ecosystems in the transboundary river basins of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) are a source of survival and other livelihoods opportunities for people. Though the region is known for a physical abundance of water, the reality is that most communities in the basin still live in a state of water poverty. They face serious challenges of water scarcity and water-induced disasters caused by both climatic factors and human impacts.

24 Nov 2017 description

Violence against women is a global public health problem. In Uganda, more than half of all women have experienced violence at least once in their life, most likely from an intimate partner, leaving them feeling unsafe in the place they should feel the safest – their home.

“Violence against women is everywhere in Uganda,” says Dr Olive Sentumbwe, National Professional Officer, WHO Uganda. “Women from all parts of society experience repeated abuse, which takes a toll on their physical and mental health.”

24 Nov 2017 description

Mach Samuel

Women in the Jonglei region want the opportunity to play a greater role in resolving ongoing violence and building sustainable peace in South Sudan.

Speaking at a one-day forum in Bor, organized by the Gender Affairs unit of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the women urged warring parties to end the conflict which has taken a huge toll on women and children across the country.

23 Nov 2017 description

Mogadishu, 22 November 2017 – The African Union Mission in Somalia is facilitating a two-day workshop for members of the Somali National Security Forces, on how to engender women and support the integration of gender issues at work.

The training of at least 32 security sector personnel drawn from the Federal Government and federal member states, is supported by the British Embassy in Somalia.

22 Nov 2017 description
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01 Making a fresh start

02 Making their way through life together

03 Grateful to be saved

04 A man’s tears

05 We see an increasing number of applications by women who are only able to tell us about violence against them

06 Fleeng families

07 Happy to be together

08 Finding peace in a monastery

09 One pain shared by two

10 Beliving in a better future

11 Between AIDS and life

22 Nov 2017 description

By Farah Kobaissy

The realization of women’s rights and gender justice in the Middle East and North Africa is inseparably entwined with conflict resolution and peace building efforts explains Farah Kobaissy.

“No matter where you are, everyone says that now is not the time to talk about these issues. There is no such thing as women’s rights. We are in times of war, there is a massive humanitarian crisis. They say now is not the time.”- Yemeni Activist

19 Nov 2017 description

Welcome to the November issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED)
Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

19 Nov 2017 description

“In Pakistan, things fall out of the sky all the time,” said Pervez Musharraf, the country’s former president. He was talking about the very first drone strikes being initiated in his country by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States, in 2004.

17 Nov 2017 description

Juba – Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is endemic in South Sudan, where years of crisis have increased the vulnerability of women and girls. The scale of violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian settings is increasingly recognized as one of the most concerning human rights violations.

To better understand knowledge of gender-based violence and improve prevention and response in South Sudan, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with partners, undertook a large-scale study of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) related to GBV.

16 Nov 2017 description
report UN Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Message by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25 November 2017

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

16 Nov 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

“We are in danger of ending life as we know it on our planet” Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

16 Nov 2017 description
report Peace Direct

15 November 2017: The political lens is zooming in on Sierra Leone as the country is poised to hold its next presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for March 2018. As political debates intensify, a new document launched by civil society is seen as new hope for democracy and peace. Abdul Brima examines its priority areas.

15 Nov 2017 description

UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany – Reducing the risks from climate change and disasters would be futile if it does not reduce the risks to those who are most disproportionately impacted. 

Therefore, climate change and disaster risk reduction (CCDRR) must ensure that the protection of life, security, and dignity of all people are at the center of its activities.  

14 Nov 2017 description

Mogadishu, 13 November 2017 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia, Michael Keating, hosted Somali women leaders at an Open Day on the Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

10 Nov 2017 description
report CARE


Women and girls in West Africa face some of the highest rates of gender inequality and financial exclusion in the world.1 Caused by entrenched structural social belief systems, values and cultural norms and practices, as well as a gap between the political will and the reality of the lives of women and girls in the region—these injustices are undeniably connected, resulting in a cycle of poverty that can affect entire families for generations.

10 Nov 2017 description
report CARE


Around the world, CARE celebrated its anniversary in 2016, remembering that day 70 years ago when the first CARE Packages arrived in Europe, bringing food and other essential survival supplies.

Today, a CARE Package looks very different.