topics icon

Gender

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.

Gender with Age Marker on Gender

Filter results

Original publication Date

Only show "Must Read"
72 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
12 Jul 2018 description
file preview
English version
file preview
Ukrainian version

BACKGROUND

WHO IS THIS DOCUMENT FOR?

This document provides guidance for humanitarian and development actors on how to address protection risks and socio-economic vulnerabilities in their work, and highlights aspects to consider in operations to ensure a protection focused response in Ukraine both government-controlled areas (GCA) and non-government controlled areas (NGCA).

MANY CONFLICT AFFECTED PEOPLE ARE IN NEED – WHY A PROTECTION AND VULNERABILITY FOCUS?

23 Jun 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT’S STRATEGY FOR ADVANCING GENDER EQUALITY IN AND THROUGH EDUCATION PUTS GENDER-EQUALITY AT THE FOREFRONT OF ECW’S FINANCING IN EMERGENCIES AND PROTRACTED CRISIS.

Making gender ECW priority in the ECW Strategic Plan 2018-2021, it seeks to ensure that the needs and experiences of girls and boys are examined and systematically incorporated throughout ECW’s work to:

21 Jun 2018 description

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Ursula Mueller, Remarks at ECOSOC High-Level Side Event, ‘A Collective Effort of leaving no one behind: strengthening gender equality programming in humanitarian action.’

New York, New York, 21 June 2018

As delivered

Excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues,

23 May 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.

22 Mar 2018 description

Developed by the Inter-Sector Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group under the Inter-Sector Coordination Group in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Co-Chaired by UN Women and UNHCR with technical support from inter-agency GENCAP.

Key Commitments on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Action in Joint Response Plan March - December 2018

  1. Ensure all assessments both collect, analyse and use data disaggregated by gender, age and diversity, as well as consult equally with women, girls and marginalized groups.

20 Mar 2018 description

Background

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.

05 Feb 2018 description

Name: Muhamad Amad

Job title: Chair of the National Humanitarian Network (NHN)

Amad, please describe how pooled funds fits into your role as the Chair of NHN?

PHPF is an example of localization translated into action. One of the primary responsibilities of the NHN Chair is to collaborate, facilitate and project PHPF successes among the stakeholders, including donors and pitch the case of Pakistan from this forum.

Why would you say pooled funds are important to Pakistan?

26 Nov 2017 description

The Shelter and NFIs Cluster, led by UNHCR and co-led by Global Communities, coordinates the efforts of 48 member organizations. The Cluster addresses the coordination of emergency Shelter and NFI needs and promotes household and community resilience. The Cluster supports people in need within displaced, hosting and non-displaced populations by ensuring that the different modalities of interventions (in-kind, non-conditional/conditional cash or voucher) abide by the do-not-harm principle.

Highlights

▪ Cluster Info:

28 Jul 2017 description

Who we are

The Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) initiative launched in 2007 with the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The GenCap Project seeks to strengthen capacity and leadership of humanitarian actors to undertake gender equality programming, which ensures the distinct needs of women, girls, boys and men of all ages in humanitarian action at global, regional, and country levels.

01 Jun 2017 description

1. FOREWORD BY THE DEPUTY REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR

09 Feb 2017 description
report CARE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report, based on extensive research and consultations by CARE International, argues that efforts to protect and assist people caught up in natural disasters and conflict will be more effective if women can contribute.

Over the past two years, CARE interviewed over 300 women involved in humanitarian action either at a global level or in emergency responses in Jordan (to the Syria crisis) and the Philippines (to Typhoon Haiyan). Three interlinked, and widely shared, issues emerged:

15 Nov 2016 description
report WASH Cluster

El Marcador de Género (GM – Gender Marker) del IASC se requiere en todos los procesos de llamamientos unificados (CAPs) y otros llamamientos humanitarios y mecanismos de financiación. Los líderes de clúster deben apoyar a sus socios en el uso del GM para que los proyectos sectoriales garanticen que TODOS los sectores de la población afectada tengan el mismo acceso a servicios WASH de calidad y que el apoyo dirigido a promover la igualdad de género se basa en un análisis de género. Esto hace a las intervenciones WASH mucho más efectivas.

03 Nov 2016 description

The IASC guidance on the Centrality of Protection lays out how all humanitarians are responsible for ensuring protection. The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) should promote a concept of a ‘Protection Lens’. This is in addition to the IASC ‘Gender Marker’ which is required for all programming and mandatory in the Online Project System (OPS) where you have to upload your projects.

PLANNING: PROTECTION AND GENDER/GBV MATTERS TO CONSIDER

02 Sep 2016 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in country at the onset of an emergency.

The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.

26 Aug 2016 description
file preview
English version

2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project