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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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16 May 2018 description
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Islamabad – 15 May, 2018: The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will provide £ 17.25 million to the United Nations (UN) in Pakistan to implement a five-year (2018-22) programme, AAWAZ II, which will Empower and Protect Pakistan’s Youth, Women, Girls and Boys who are too often exploited and too often left behind.

21 Mar 2018 description

The Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (VASyR) is an annual survey assessing the situation of Syrian refugee households in Lebanon, to identify situational changes and trends. It was conducted for the fth time in 2017, jointly by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This dashboard provides disaggregated statistics relating to women and men in key areas assessed in the 2017 VASyR.

21 Mar 2018 description

Years of conflict has impacted South Sudan, an estimated 4 million population has been uprooted including 1.9 million displaced since start of conflict in 2013; with up to 85 percent estimated children and women exposed to protection risks, hunger, diseases, and malnutrition. Armed conflict, economic crisis, and below average harvest contributed to deterioration of food security situation in South Sudan. An estimated 6 million (50 % of population) were severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, 4, and 5). Localized famine was declared in Leer and Mayendit counties of Unity state in May 2017.

15 Mar 2018 description

15 March, New York—UN Women, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called today for increased efforts to eradicate gender inequality in nationality laws, which is a key driver of statelessness.

In 25 countries around the world, nationality laws do not allow women to confer their nationality to their children on an equal basis as men. In more than 50 countries, women are denied equal rights to acquire, change or retain their nationality. These sex-discriminatory laws result in wide-ranging human rights violations.

16 Feb 2018 description
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Ana Maria Buller; Amber Peterman; Meghna Ranganathan; Alexandra Bleile; Melissa Hidrobo; Lori Heise


31 Jan 2018 description
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Avant la Conférence d’annonces de contribution du Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation à Dakar, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance annonce avoir besoin cette année d’environ un milliard de dollars pour ses programmes d’éducation

N'DJAMENA, le 31 janvier 2018 – Parmi les jeunes de 15 à 24 ans vivant dans les pays touchés par des conflits ou des catastrophes naturelles, près de trois enfants sur 10 – soit 59 millions – sont analphabètes, ce qui est trois fois supérieur au taux mondial, annonce aujourd’hui l’UNICEF.

05 Sep 2017 description

UNICEF and UNFPA have joined forces to launch the Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage. The Global Programme will:

  • Empower adolescent girls at risk of, and affected by, marriage.

  • Work with families and communities to promote positive behaviours towards girls.

  • Ensure that health, education, protection and other systems are responsive to the needs of girls.

  • Support governments in creating a positive legal and policy environment in relation to child marriage.

27 Jul 2017 description

Companion booklet to the 2016 Annual Report of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Last year’s annual report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) focused on the strategic and formal underpinnings of our work. It described the theory of change that guides interventions and the metrics by which we measure results. This year’s annual report provides two perspectives:

30 Jun 2017 description


Tras la emergencia acontecida el pasado 16 de Abril de 2016, se configuraron dentro del marco del sector de protección, dos subsectores:

Subsector Violencia Basada en Género:

El Subsector de VBG se estableció como un mecanismo de coordinación a nivel nacional (Quito) y subnacional (Esmeraldas y Manabí) para complementar los esfuerzos del gobierno del Ecuador en su respuesta multisectorial al terremoto.

15 Jun 2017 description

Child protection is defined as “All activities aimed at preventing and responding to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence affecting children” The UN Convention on the rights of the child defines a child as any human being below the age of 18 years. For a full explanation of child protection see

13 Apr 2017 description
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  • UNICEF ha visitado los asentamientos no formales en las afueras de Mocoa para verificar las condiciones humanitarias de los niños, niñas y adolescentes afectados por la emergencia.

  • También continuará ofreciendo su apoyo para asegurar la dignidad y seguridad de las niñas y niños afectados, la prevención de la violencia basada en género y la promoción de estrategias de protección y equidad de género en todas las líneas de acción.

24 Jan 2017 description
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The root causes of gender based violence stem from traditional practices and persistent inequalities in terms of status and opportunities made available to men and women respectively.

Men and women moving forward together

Through the ‘’Men and women moving forward together ‘’ programme, UNICEF and the Ministry of Gender, Family and Children’s affairs, with funding of 2 million Euro by the European Union, wish to act on all types of gender based violence and their root causes.

24 Jan 2017 description
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EXPO DIGITALE _– Bien qu’inscrite dans la Constitution promulguée en 2006, l’égalité homme-femme en République démocratique du Congo ne se traduit pas souvent dans la réalité. Les femmes et les jeunes filles congolaises subissent de nombreuses formes de discrimination et, plus que les hommes, sont victimes de violences basées sur le genre._

Femmes et hommes, progressons ensemble

12 Dec 2016 description
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RTAP Theory of Change

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widespread and well-recognised threat to the health, wellbeing, opportunities and lives of women and girls world-wide. The risks and realities of GBV are greatly exacer-bated when a disaster strikes. Recognising the need for broad-based, fast and mutually responsible action to address GBV prevention and response in humanitarian responses, six key global-level humanitarian agencies have convened the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP).

31 Oct 2016 description


In March 2016, the Regional Directors, Arab States/MENA endorsed and approved the Regional Framework of Joint Strategic Actions for Young People in Arab States/MENA Region (2016-2017). The Regional Framework of joint actions was developed through a consultative process including 18 UN Agencies.