Humanitarian-Aid

​Gender in Humanitarian Aid

​​​Women, girls, men and boys are affected differently by humanitarian crisis and respond in different ways. While men and boys have a higher likelihood of becoming direct victims of armed conflict, women and girls are more likely to die in natural disasters. Women and men’s access to humanitarian aid and their ability to participate in the humanitarian response also differs: women might traditionally be excluded from participation and their mobility be restricted by cultural norms, an unsafe environment, daily chores, care-taking roles or lacking sanitary pads during menstruation.


SDC promotes gender-responsive humanitarian aid as a priority and takes into the account the different needs, capacities and priorities of women, men, girls and boys in all its humanitarian response and interventions. The following topics are at the centre:

   

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This report on Gender and Humanitarian Aid provides detailed issue-ce...This report on Gender and Humanitarian Aid provides detailed issue-centered information and methodological support for mainstreaming gender equality in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian aid interventions.More
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The present working tool is meant to facilitate the integration of ps...

The present working tool is meant to facilitate the integration of psychosocial methods into the existing programme of international cooperation. The toolkit explains the relevance of psychosocial thinking in activities unfolding in a context with structural and armed violence, while demonstrating what this implies in everyday work. Although the focus of this toolkit is on regions of conflict, most of the individual sheets contained within are useful for the work in other contexts as well.

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SDC [5 MB]
This report on Gender and Humanitarian Aid provides detailed issue-centered information and methodological support for mainstreaming gender equality in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian aid interventions.
 
 
SDC [1.6 MB]

The present working tool is meant to facilitate the integration of psychosocial methods into the existing programme of international cooperation. The toolkit explains the relevance of psychosocial thinking in activities unfolding in a context with structural and armed violence, while demonstrating what this implies in everyday work. Although the focus of this toolkit is on regions of conflict, most of the individual sheets contained within are useful for the work in other contexts as well.

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    2006 SDC Toolkit - Gender Conflict and Psychosocial Approach.pdf
      
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    2008 SDC - Gender and Humanitarian Aid.pdf
      
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    2013 UN CEDAW General recommendation No.aspx
      
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    Gender on ReliefWeb.aspx
      
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    IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action.aspx
      
    IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap).aspx
      
    SDC Humanitarian Aid Unit.aspx
      
    UNHCR Handbook for the protection of women and girls.aspx
      
    UNICEF - UNFPA - Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Actions.aspx
      
    UNICEF - UNFPA2015