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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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19 Jul 2018 description

ECW Annual Results Report: Over 650,000 Children Reached in the Fund’s First Year of Operations

New York, 6 July 2018 – The just-released ECW annual results report shows ECW’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the Fund’s first year of operations from April 2017 to March 2018. In total ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.

18 Jul 2018 description

WFP is supporting the Government of Malawi to create a food and nutrition secure and resilient future. WFP’s work is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals, with particular emphasis on reaching Zero Hunger through partnership (SDGs 2 and 17).

WFP implements social protection and development programmes through its school meals, nutrition and resilience-building interventions to help break the cycle of hunger.

18 Jul 2018 description
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Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said today.

Despite repeatedly reiterating their commitment to respect human rights, Libyan authorities are failing to protect women from gender-based violence at the hands of militias and armed groups and to ensure that they are able to express themselves freely.

16 Jul 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NYEIN NYEIN

NAYPYITAW — Women account for 17 percent of the delegates at the ongoing third session of the 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference, according to figures the government released Saturday, 2 percent more than the proportion of female delegates at the previous session last year.

Of the 700 delegates at the conference, the 120 women are all in decision-making roles, more than the 105 women in similar roles in 2017.

14 Jul 2018 description

Picture this in rural western region of Sudan - an increasing and high number of displaced population, overwhelming economic and livelihoods dependency on natural resources, uncertainty due to lack of a comprehensive legal basis for land ownership and land user rights, and severely limited ability for official land demarcation and on ground survey – all these elements leads to a recipe for competition and grave conflict.

14 Jul 2018 description

The infrastructure development and technical support in 4 municipalities in Gaziantep, Hatay, Kilis and Şanlıurfa help to better cope and recover from the impact of displacement.

14 Jul 2018 description

Tripoli, 12 July 2018 – The Italian Government has contributed €500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya to support national reconciliation efforts. His Excellency, the Italian Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Giuseppe Perrone, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director to Libya, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed the agreement today in support of local reconciliation and mediation efforts in Libya.

13 Jul 2018 description

A comprehensive response to energy needs and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) within Ethiopia’s refugee population

Working to bring together a broad range of stakeholders committed to safeguarding refugees from protection risks, a comprehensive multi-sector approach; to be prototyped in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region, aims to further access to energy solutions for cooking, and the adoption of coordinated mitigation and response interventions in instances of SGBV amongst the South Sudanese refugee population.

13 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • Through the generous support of the Government of Italy, WFP started a food assistance for assets activity in 15 barangays in Lanao del Sur. WFP provided vegetable seeds for planting to 1,580 participants and reached 7,900 individuals with rice.

  • WFP reached 93,270 individuals in Marawi and Iligan cities and nine municipalities in Lanao del Sur with rice, through general distributions.

In Numbers

208,000 returned individuals in need of assistance

13 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 11 juillet 2018 – L’accès limité des filles à l’éducation et les obstacles à l’achèvement d’une scolarité de 12 ans coûtent aux pays entre 15 000 et 30 000 milliards de dollars de perte de productivité et de revenus tout au long de la vie, selon un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale lancé en cette veille du Jour de Malala, célébré par les Nations Unies le 12 juillet.

12 Jul 2018 description

To support peace and democracy in Somalia, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed will host a forum in Brussels on 16-17 July.

12 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

Not Educating Girls Costs Countries Trillions of Dollars, Says New World Bank Report

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2018 – Limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion in lost lifetime productivity and earnings, says a new World Bank report launched ahead of the July 12 United Nations Malala Day.

11 Jul 2018 description
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The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the fifth periodic report of Turkmenistan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

10 Jul 2018 description
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Launch of Nepal Case Study Effective Law and Policy on Gender Equality and Protection from SGBV in Disasters

By Gabrielle Emery

09 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary

The response to the Syrian crisis is guided by the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), jointly developed by the Government of Lebanon (GoL) and the humanitarian community (United Nations, national and international NGOs and donors) and currently covering a four-year period from 2017 to 2020. It provides an integrated humanitarian and stabilization framework to tackle Lebanon’s challenges holistically, taking into account the vulnerability of all people affected by the crisis.

09 Jul 2018 description

Refugees tend to be more accommodating of ethnic differences, which makes them good agents for peacebuilding

BY TSION TADESSE ABEBE AND SELAM TADESSE

Today, 9 July, marks the seventh anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, more than four years of which have been marred by conflict. Disagreement between President Salva Kiir Mayardit (of the Dinka ethnic group) and his rival, former vice president Riek Machar (who is Nuer), led to the outbreak of the conflict in 2013.

09 Jul 2018 description

Préface

Œuvrer ensemble à l’application du Programme 2030

Notre engagement

09 Jul 2018 description

On 5 and 6 June 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), co-organized an Expert Group Meeting on “Building sustainable and resilient societies through the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

09 Jul 2018 description

El plan estratégico reafirma la pertinencia de la dirección estratégica actual del UNFPA, cuyo objetivo es el acceso universal a la salud y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos, con hincapié en las mujeres, los adolescentes y los jóvenes. De conformidad con la dirección estratégica del UNFPA y con la resolución 70/1 de la Asamblea General sobre la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible, el plan estratégico velará por que nadie se quede atrás y por llegar primero a los más rezagados.