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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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21 Mar 2018 description

The Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (VASyR) is an annual survey assessing the situation of Syrian refugee households in Lebanon, to identify situational changes and trends. It was conducted for the fth time in 2017, jointly by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This dashboard provides disaggregated statistics relating to women and men in key areas assessed in the 2017 VASyR.

21 Mar 2018 description

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) is committed to supporting the prominent role women play in peace building and conflict resolution in South Sudan, Chief of Staff, Ambassador Berhanu Kebede has said.

Speaking during a workshop organized by the Women Bloc of South Sudan and supported by JMEC and UN Women in Juba on Wednesday, Ambassador Kebede said,

21 Mar 2018 description

Years of conflict has impacted South Sudan, an estimated 4 million population has been uprooted including 1.9 million displaced since start of conflict in 2013; with up to 85 percent estimated children and women exposed to protection risks, hunger, diseases, and malnutrition. Armed conflict, economic crisis, and below average harvest contributed to deterioration of food security situation in South Sudan. An estimated 6 million (50 % of population) were severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, 4, and 5). Localized famine was declared in Leer and Mayendit counties of Unity state in May 2017.

21 Mar 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

As I sit in CASA’s (Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action) Mumbai office to write this blog, nearly 50,000 farmers -women, men and some of their daughters as young as 1 year old have assembled in Mumbai, marching 180km in scorching heat to demand that the government pay heed to the escalating disastrous situation in rural India due to the agrarian crisis there.

20 Mar 2018 description

Chaque code GEM est basé sur la preuve de l'action ou de l’étape du programme, auquel s’ajoute le sexe et l'âge. Si les trois sont présents, le GEM code automatiquement 4; si aucun n'est inclus, il code 0.

Si 3 ou 4 clés GEM ont le même code, le code GAM du projet est automatiquement le même que le code GEM commun. Si deux ou plusieurs GEM sont 0, le GAM est 0.

Le code général du projet GAM reflète la programmation prédominante démontrée par les GEM.

20 Mar 2018 description

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

20 March 2018

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concluded today the consideration of the initial report of the Central African Republic on measures taken to implement the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

20 Mar 2018 description

Each Gender Equality Measure (GEM) code is based on evidence of the required programme action or step, plus gender and age. If all three are present, the GEM automatically codes 4; if none are included, it codes 0.

If 3 or 4 key GEMs have the same code, the project GAM code is automatically the same as this common GEM code. If two or more GEMs are 0, the GAM is 0.

The overall GAM project code reflects the predominant programming demonstrated by the GEMs.

20 Mar 2018 description

The GenCap Project, established in 2007 under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), aims to strengthen the capacity of humanitarians to undertake gender equality programming in humanitarian action. The IASC Gender Marker is the key tool used by the humanitarian community to assess how gender is incorporated in humanitarian projects.

20 Mar 2018 description


At the end of 2014, the IASC GenCap Project decided to revise the IASC Gender Marker (GM) based on feedback from humanitarians. They asked for the coding to be simpler, less subjective and more reliable; deepen the gender analysis with age; and to develop a monitoring phase of the marker that would assess what was actually implemented and delivered.

20 Mar 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Un guide simple pour mettre fin à la discrimination et aux abus

20 Mar 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch


Almost every woman and girl (from menarche to menopause) will menstruate on average every 28 days for about 5 days—a completely normal biological process. Just as normal as the fact that many men will grow a beard.

19 Mar 2018 description

In Numbers

6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.6 million people assisted by WFP in January 2018
1.9 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.4 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
203,980 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)


  • WFP has dispatched a total of around 86,000mt of assorted food commodities so far in 2018

  • The first Logistics Cluster coordinated barge for 2018 arrived in Malakal on 3 March

17 Mar 2018 description

In a context of protracted displacement and acute emergencies, Palestine refugee women and girls are also affected by occupation, blockade and conflict. Their situation is frequently made worse by persistent legal and social discrimination. UNRWA is strongly committed to gender equality through the provision of its services and management practices. While remaining committed to this principled approach, the achievements of recent years are at risk if UNRWA is unable to fill its funding gap.

16 Mar 2018 description
report UN Women

On the sidelines of the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), UN Women, along with civil society partners*, convened a dialogue with activists from rural areas and other allies. The conversation brought together diverse constituencies from around the globe to discuss what it would take to leave no woman or girl in any rural area behind in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

16 Mar 2018 description

The IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action provides practical guidance for humanitarian workers to mainstream gender equality into humanitarian action across sectors. It also aims to place protection at the centre of humanitarian action, with an age, gender and diversity approach as the core element of fair and equal protection. In practical terms, this means identifying the distinct protection risks of women, men, boys, girls and LGBTI persons due to gender roles, throughout all stages of the crisis.

16 Mar 2018 description

The General Assembly of the United Nations, New York, 14 mars 2018

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Ms/Mr Chairperson,
Distinguished delegates.

It is an honour to be here. The UN is key in international efforts to promote gender equality, and women's and girls' full enjoyment of all human rights.

Sweden aligns itself with the statement made by Bulgaria on behalf ofthe EU, and its Member States.