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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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12 Dec 2018 description

On the sidelines of the Sweden Consultations, the Yemeni Women’s Technical Advisory Group held meetings with the two parties as well as members of the diplomatic community and the Foreign Minister of Sweden, Ms. Margot Wallström.

The Technical Advisory Group discussed possible ways of bringing the voices of Yemeni women to the peace-making process. The Group has also engaged in presenting strategy papers and proposals that guide the Special Envoy in his mediation role to bring the war to an end.

11 Dec 2018 description

Luay Shabaneh*

On 10 December each year, human rights and development organizations celebrate international Human Rights Day. We release statements and organize events to reaffirm the importance of equality and social justice, and the centrality of basic human rights in any progress-seeking process. As we bid an eventful year farewell and gear up to the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day, I wonder whether the calls we release for justice and dignity are starting to sound like cries from a top a mountain and into emptiness.

10 Dec 2018 description



Bien que les conflits entre les États aient considérablement diminué ces dernières années, les conflits au sein des États – auxquels participent fréquemment des acteurs non étatiques – sont en hausse. Par conséquent, des millions de personnes doivent se déplacer et composer avec des possibilités réduites, un accès limité aux services et un avenir incertain.

10 Dec 2018 description


Efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) should be regarded as a priority for all actors in every humanitarian response operation from the very outset. By mainstreaming GBV considerations in cash-based interventions (CBIs) throughout the programme cycle, and by utilizing cash within GBV case management services, cash can be optimized as a tool to enhance the protection of crisis- and conflict-affected populations, and to mitigate their risks of recurrent violence, promote their recovery and build their resilience.

10 Dec 2018 description
report The Global Fund

Women and girls continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, TB and malaria. Gender inequality, discrimination, violence, limited access to education and a lack of tailored services inhibit women’s and girls’ access to health care and fuel new infections.

10 Dec 2018 description
report The Global Fund

Les femmes et les jeunes filles continuent d’être touchées de manière disproportionnée par le VIH, la tuberculose et le paludisme. Les inégalités de genre, la discrimination, la violence, un accès restreint à l’éducation et l’absence de services adaptés entravent l’accès des femmes et des filles aux soins de santé et alimentent de nouvelles infections.

07 Dec 2018 description

BY: Pearl Karuhanga Atuhaire; Nicole Gerring; Laura Huber; Mirgul Kuhns; Grace Ndirangu

07 Dec 2018 description


  • IOM is organising activities for the 16-day of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

  • 10M commenced the treatment of bamboo with a pilot facility in Nhila.

  • Regular monitoring and maintenance of solar lights continues across all camps. Additional locations were identified to continue the installation.

  • This month, a total of 3,723 Rohingya households have received LPG sets (cylinder, one plate cook stove, regulator and hose).

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 4,822: Total incidents January to October
- 425: Total incidents in October

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 119,724: Identified Persons with specific needs
- 34,354: Number of members of community structures (estimated)

Achievements in 2018
- 209,059: Number of PoC with psychosocial needs receiving psychological support
- 6,300: Number of people trained on community leadership and decision making

06 Dec 2018 description
report The Asia Foundation

By Margaretha Wahyuningsih, Dorta Pardede, and Fadila Ayu Hapsari

The flash flood that hit her village in 2006 unexpectedly propelled Dewi Sartika, 38, from low income into abject poverty. The district government relocated some 170 affected households, including hers, to nearby land owned by the state plantation company, but granted them only four hectares each, roughly 400 square meters, from which to scratch out a livelihood. They hold no title to these parcels, and their eviction is imminent.

The Voices Unheard

06 Dec 2018 description

A new project from SCA will make Afghan boys and men discuss gender issues. Through groups of activists, equipped with a series of posters, even remote villages will be reached. The posters are raising sensitive issues about domestic violence, early marriages, discrimination and women´s right to participate in society.

05 Dec 2018 description
report UN Women

On 5 December we mark International Volunteers Day by celebrating the important contributions of UN Volunteers, such as Albert Mirindi, who is working to build resilient communities in Mali by ensuring that women are drivers of peace and decision-makers.

In Mali there are many armed groups which have an impact on the lives of women. The project that I work on fosters economic and social empowerment of young women and men to help them regain some stability and social cohesion.

05 Dec 2018 description


The objective of the mission was to gather data on Honduras as a case study to support the IFRC global stud on smart practices for protecting unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) from sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) through health and psychosocial services in last mile locations.


04 Dec 2018 description

KABUL - Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace processes was the focus of this year’s Afghanistan-wide Global Open Days events, a series of nationwide dialogues around women, peace and security.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

04 Dec 2018 description
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“The UN Flagship Report on Disability and Development 2018 – Realizing the SDGs by, for and with persons with disabilities shows that people with disabilities are at a disadvantage regarding most Sustainable Development Goals, but also highlights the growing number of good practices that can create a more inclusive society in which they can live independently.” UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 December 2018

30 Nov 2018 description

Every year, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) kicks off from November 25th, a day set aside as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 10th World Human Rights Day.