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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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20 Sep 2018 description

Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

14 Sep 2018 description

Executive summary

Tackling the problems of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion that persist in parts of the world that continue to be affected by violence or political insecurity is difficult for several reasons. For one, because of the complexity of the prevailing social, economic and political systems, solutions to chronic problems are far from obvious.
One response to this aspect of the challenge is adaptive programme design and management.

07 Sep 2018 description

G/SM/19199-PBC/127

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Peacebuilding Commission’s ambassadorial-level meeting on “Leadership, accountability and capacities”, in New York today:

Thank you for your focus today on enhancing leadership, capacities and accountability to sustain peace.

07 Sep 2018 description

In the past month, the numbers of people on the move has dramatically increased with an upsurge of adults and children walking from destination to destination. The Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) has faced challenges due to the changing nature of this population flow, which has led to modifying fixed aid units in the border areas to the establishment of mobile aid points along the roads where this population transits.

28 Jun 2018 description

Washington, D.C. – En el marco del acuerdo de cooperación vigente con el Estado de Colombia, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) anuncia la visita al país del Comisionado Francisco Eguiguren y la Comisionada Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, a fin de sostener reuniones con las instituciones comprendidas en el Acuerdo de Paz y realizar actividades de promoción.

28 Jun 2018 description

Washington, D.C. - Within the framework of the cooperation agreement currently in force with the State of Colombia, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announces the visit to the country of Commissioner Francisco Eguiguren and Commissioner Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, in order to hold meetings with the institutions covered by the Peace Agreement and carry out promotional activities.

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.

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.

30 Apr 2018 description

Esto dijo a la Agencia de Prensa IPC la presidenta de la asociación humanitaria Doctora Beituha, que apoya a mujeres saharauis afectadas por el conflicto entre Sahara Occidental y Marruecos.

“Tiene que haber una unión entre todas las mujeres, en todos los territorios de Colombia, que se coordinen entre ellas y que lleven a cabo actividades de sensibilización para que no se vuelva a la guerra”. De esa forma lo expresó Raabub Mohamed Lamin, sobreviviente de la guerra entre Sahara y Marruecos, y presidenta de la asociación humanitaria Doctora Beituha.

17 Apr 2018 description

En el Mes de la Mujer el spotlight examinó con mayor detalle la necesidad de un enfoque de género para la consolidación de la paz, y la medida en que estas disposiciones se han puesto en práctica desde la implementación del Acuerdo Final en noviembre de 2016. Esta primera parte incluye una mirada al texto final y a los puntos 1-3 del Acuerdo de Paz: reforma rural integral,participación política y el fin del conflicto / reintegración.

22 Feb 2018 description
report UN Women

“Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective.

16 Feb 2018 description

Los ajustes administrativos no representan un cambio en la responsabilidad y las funciones que la Ley de Víctimas asigna a la Unidad en relación con el cumplimiento y desarrollo del enfoque de Género.

BOGOTÁ, D.C.

De acuerdo con la Ley 1448 de 2011, la atención a las víctimas en Colombia se hace con base en un enfoque diferencial que reconoce la existencia de poblaciones con características particulares en razón de su edad, género, orientación sexual y situaciones de discapacidad que requieren un tratamiento especial.

16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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Ana Maria Buller; Amber Peterman; Meghna Ranganathan; Alexandra Bleile; Melissa Hidrobo; Lori Heise

ABSTRACT

21 Dec 2017 description

19 December 2017 - A workshop was held in Bogota, Colombia, from 30 November to 1 December to begin the process of incorporating gender analysis into adaptation planning process in Colombia. The workshop was organized with the objective of identify opportunities to promote gender-responsive adaptation in the agricultural sector.

16 Dec 2017 description

Blog Post by Jamille Bigio, Rachel Vogelstein, and Anne Connell

A new CFR Interactive Report presents compelling evidence about the value of women’s contributions to peace processes around the world. The Peace Process Series is a collection of in-depth case studies of current and past peace processes that offer insight into how women participate in peace processes—whether in official negotiating roles or through grassroots efforts—and why their inclusion advances security interests.