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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 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.

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.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Women

Authors/editor(s): AVAC, Athena Network, Salamander Trust

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Women

Achieving gender parity is an urgent priority not only as a basic human right, but also as it is essential to the United Nations’ efficiency, impact and credibility. It is important to create a working environment, at all levels and wherever the United Nations operates, that embraces equality, eradicates bias and is inclusive of all staff, so that we can truly lead by example and leave no one behind.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Women


To have a closer look at the reality of GBV services, UN Women has commissioned the development of this study as an attempt to assess the achievements, continuing obstacles and gaps among the community of service providers in Gaza.

01 Feb 2018 description


  • DFID confirmed the US$42.6 million (GBP 32.5 million) multi-year contribution for the implementation of cash-based transfers.

31 Jan 2018 description


• WFP organized the Second South Asia Regional School Feeding Meeting in New Delhi from 27 to 29 November. The meeting was attended by representatives of SAARC nations and high ranking government officials.

• WFP India Country Office organized activities to mark the 16 days of activism against genderbased violence. These included discussions, lectures, training and use of social media to increase awareness and action at all levels.

31 Jan 2018 description


• WFP continues to provide food and technical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Irma in Central Cuba.

• WFP facilitated two high-level field visits by the European Union and the Director of the Sustainable Development Goal Fund.

• WFP continues to strengthen the capacities of local and national institutions, farmers and cooperatives to enhance social protection programmes.

• WFP promotes the reduction of gender stereotypes and women’s empowerment among the supported cooperatives.

25 Jan 2018 description

A Report by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
November 15, 2017

Executive Summary

24 Jan 2018 description
report Oxfam
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Crisis Figures:

Population of Yemen* : 29.3 million

People in need of WASH assistance* : 16 million

People in need of food assistance* : 17.8 million

People in need of health care* : 16.4 million

IDPs & returnees* : 2.9 million

People in need of humanitarian aid* : 22.2 million

People in acute need* : 11.3 million

People in need of protection* : 12.9 million

Women in need of protection* : 6.31 million

23 Jan 2018 description


Ce rapport explore les liens entre les violences basées sur le genre (VBG) qui affectent principalement les femmes et les filles, et la résilience des survivant(e) s, de leur foyer et de leur communauté. L’objectif de cette étude vise à explorer deux questions principales :

  1. Comment les violences contre les femmes et les filles impactent-t-elles les processus de changements sociaux nécessaires au développement des capacités de résilience?

18 Jan 2018 description
report Shelter Cluster

About this Information Brief

This information brief was prepared by the Bangladesh Shelter Cluster to support agencies delivering emergency shelter to: