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
In late October, due to heavy rains and storms, Abu Khashab informal settlement, Deir ez Zor Governorate witnessed significant damages to the shelters. In response, UNHCR developed a site plan that can accommodate 576 tents. 500 UNHCR family tents have been installed that is enough to accommodate all IDPs who have been displaced from Hajin to the site.
Efforts to save lives in times of crisis will be more effective if women are able to participate in humanitarian action, influence humanitarian decision-making and hold humanitarian efforts accountable.
Quite simply, more lives will be saved, and the dignity of people in times of crisis enhanced, if we take women’s participation, voice and agency in humanitarian action seriously.i
In response to the displacements in the Southern Governorates, the shelter sector partners rehabilitated collective shelters and installed shelter kits, and tents. The shelter response benefited a total of 4,495 IDPs. Most of the IDPs opted to stay with relatives or on rent until they were able to return back to their areas of origin.
UN Headquarters, New York, 24 September 2018
We are here today because we all recognize that today’s humanitarian crises are pushing tens of millions of adolescent girls closer to the sharp edge of vulnerability. Humanitarian assistance must respond to the specific needs, vulnerabilities and capacities of adolescent girls if it is to be effective.
BY CHARLOTTE SMITH
We’ve recently begun looking into what role, if any, transparency could play in the push for more or better gender equality. Although we’re still in the early stages, along the way we’ve made some pretty interesting discoveries and wanted to share what we have learned so far.
The data is needed
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?
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:
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
Excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues,
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.
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
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.
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.
A. PURPOSE AND RATIONALE
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?
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.
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