Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action

Authors/editor(s): IASC Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in Asia-Pacific

Good Practices from Asia-Pacific 3

This is the third compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in Asia, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in Asia-Pacific. On the following pages, we highlight examples from the region that support equal treatment of all before, during and after disasters.

During the high-level leaders’ roundtable session on “Women and Girls: Catalyzing Action to Achieve Gender Equality” at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, participants recognized that advancing the agenda of gender equality, women’s empowerment and girls’ power is a right, not a gift. There was unanimous agreement that humanitarian action must be grounded in the principles of gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights...

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific

Subject area(s): Humanitarian action; Human rights; Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Best practices; Case studies; Research papers

Publication year: 2016

Number of pages: 8