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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.

Guidelines and Manuals on Gender

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02 Jul 2018 description

This Tip Sheet offers interventions, guiding questions and an example of how 4 Key Gender Equality Measures (GEMs) support gender equality in Early Recovery projects and programs. The IASC GAM identifies the extent to which these elements are consistently present in proposals or implemented projects.

The Early Recovery sector can make programmes more fair by:

✓ Conducting or facilitating an analysis of the situation, needs and opportunities of women and girls, men and boys in appropriate age groups;

✓ Accommodating the different needs of all

23 Jun 2018 description



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:

13 Jun 2018 description


En 2016, le Groupe de travail du Comité permanent inter-organisations des Nations Unies a créé une équipe spéciale chargée d'élaborer les directives du CPI sur l'inclusion des personnes handicapées dans l'action humanitaire (ci-après dénommées directives du CPI pour les personnes handicapées).

10 Jun 2018 description


This note provides guidance to non-SGBV specialized humanitarian service providers on what to do when a SGBV survivor discloses a SGBV incident. It is common for non-SGBV specialized actors to be the entry point to GBV referral pathways, if survivors disclose a SGBV incident then require (and consent to) referral.

29 May 2018 description

The Resilience Enhancers isolate the cross-cutting themes that underpin UN-Habitat's resilience building methodology into an advocacy and training tool. This one provides an understanding of the relationship between gender and resilience, and it can be used to initiate discussion, to get a snapshot of the city focused on gender, and to counter-check existing tools and methodologies to build resilience.

26 May 2018 description
report Oxfam
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Understanding the Guide for Communities on Engaging LSLBI

About the guide

This guide is part of a toolkit called the Gendered Tool for Meaningful Community Engagement on Large-Scale Land-Based Investments in Agriculture. The Gendered Tool is intended to provide an overview of the key steps in the Large-Scale Land-Based Investment (LSLBI) process, defining what community engagement looks like through the evolution of the process. The guide will be applied on land-based investments in agriculture and mining.

23 May 2018 description
report Plan International

This annotated bibliography provides a brief overview of the state of evidence on gender-transformative child protection.

Gender-transformative child protection seeks to challenge gender dynamics, and actively confronts gender norms and unequal gender relations that drive violence against children and hinder effective response systems.

23 May 2018 description
report Plan International

This annotated bibliography seeks to update the knowledge base on inclusive, quality education by reviewing and compiling existing evidence and literature on this important topic.

This report covers the following key thematic areas as they relate to inclusive quality education:

08 May 2018 description

Justice for women is one of the main accelerators for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Not only does investing in justice for women help to achieve gender equality and advance women’s empowerment, but it also creates a foundation for long-term growth and peaceful and inclusive societies. Despite the recent progress made in this area globally, women still face barriers to accessing justice that are often the result of policy, legislative, institutional, and societal failure to remove discrimination, gender bias, stereotyping, stigma, and indifference.

01 Apr 2018 description

Developed by the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group co-chaired by UN Women and UNHCR

Why is inclusion of gender equality important for disaster preparedness activities?

• Natural disasters do not affect everyone in the same way. Pre-existing societal structures, customs and gender roles create or contribute to heightened risks for some members of the community—such as women, children, persons with disabilities, LGTBIQ persons, and others.

29 Mar 2018 description

1. Introducción

  1. El desarrollo de la Estrategia Regional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (GRD) en el Sector Agrícola1 y la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (SAN) en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) se dio bajo el liderazgo de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC), que identificó la necesidad de generar un instrumento común para la colaboración y coordinación de sus países miembros en materia de GRD y Adaptación al Cambio Climático (ACC) en el sector agrícola.

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

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.