This paper examines the emergence of a humanitarian frontline in several operational contexts. Over the last fifteen years and since 2001 in particular, the international aid sector has been confronted with a climate of polarization. With the traditional aid and donor landscape dominated by Western or Western-aligned parties who are sometimes involved in armed conflict too, aid organizations face the impact of the supposed or real instrumentalization of development and relief in a wider security and geopolitical control agenda.
Focusing on sexual and reproductive rights and
needs of women displaced by war and armed conflict, this guide provides
a tool for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
humanitarian aid programmes.
Assuming sexual and reproductive rights are human rights, the guide sees the promotion and protection of these as integral to all humanitarian relief operations and aims to assist in forming a comprehensive, gender and culture sensitive approach of displaced women's sexual and reproductive health.