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Gender and Protection in Humanitarian Action

Thursday, May 17, 2018

In the Pacific, cyclones, floods and droughts are becoming increasingly unpredictable and extreme, with devastating effects. Global research has shown that women and children are 14 times more likely than men to die or be injured in a disaster. In a disaster or emergency, women also face increased risks of sexual and gender-based violence; unequal access to humanitarian assistance such as food and shelter; loss of economic opportunities; and increased workloads. As these crises affect women,... More

GIHA Brief No. 2 — Gender equality checklist for monsoon and cyclone season

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 2 features a gender equality checklist to support sectors in their disaster preparedness efforts for the monsoon and cyclone season in Cox’s Bazar. More

The Gender Profile for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Gender Profile for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, was prepared by the Inter-sector Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group (GiHA WG) in Cox’s Bazar, co-led by UN Women and UNHCR with technical support from inter-agency Gender Capacity Adviser (GENCAP). The GiHA WG is comprised of sector gender focal points and gender advisers engaged in the response from across NGOs, INGOs, Red Cross/Red Crescent Society, and the UN. The purpose of the gender profile is to present a summary context overview gender analysis... More

Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia and the Pacific 6 - LGBTIQ+ Rights and Inclusion in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction

Friday, December 1, 2017

This is the sixth 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. Despite recent strides towards ensuring the safety and enjoyment of equal rights by LGBTIQ+ persons in the Asia-Pacific region, persistent and sizeable obstacles to inclusion remain, including harmful legal frameworks and religious, cultural, and societal stigmas which, when combined... More

Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia-Pacific 5

Friday, November 3, 2017

This is the fifth 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 the Asia-Pacific region. In the brochure, we highlight examples from the region that support equal treatment of all before, during and after disasters. More

Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia-Pacific 4

Friday, November 3, 2017

This is the fourth 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 the Asia-Pacific region. In the brochure, we highlight examples from the region that support equal treatment of all before, during and after disasters. More

The capacity of Cyclone Preparedness Programme and Flood Preparedness Programme volunteers for gender -inclusive preparedness and response

Thursday, November 2, 2017

This study, conducted in April-May 2017, sought to understand the current capacity of volunteers engaged in disaster management, particularly those working for the cyclone and flood preparedness programmes in Bangladesh. It also seeks to establish their institutional arrangements for gender-responsive community preparedness and response to mitigate the challenges of catastrophic cyclones, floods and earthquakes. Over the last four decades, volunteers have helped to save thousands of lives and properties in Bangladesh and this unique initiative is well recognized and lauded by the global disaster risk reduction community. However, their role in delivering the gender equality agenda in disaster management is yet to be examined. The purpose of this study is to establish the knowledge levels of the cyclone and flood preparedness programme volunteers about gender-differentiated needs in disaster preparedness and emergency response and... More

South Asia Peer Learning Regional Consultation on Disaster Preparedness for an Effective Response for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Disasters in South Asia impact men and women in different ways. The mortality rates are unequal and the scale and nature of economic and social losses are not the same for women and men. To reduce disaster risk, it is therefore essential to include gender analysis and considerations in all disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities. The event was organized in close coordination with UNDP and Women Friendly Disaster Management Core Group in Nepal, with support from the Government of Denmark. The... More

GENDER EQUALITY UPDATE No. 11

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Government of Nepal has taken key strides to show its political commitment to climate change and disaster risk reduction. The Government developed its National Strategy on Disaster Risk Management (2009) in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. The National Strategy has outlined national level priorities and strategies in the broader areas of disaster risk management with key focus on building a disaster resilient Nepal. The... More

Guideline for Household Disaster Preparedness Planning and Safety Kits

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Guides for households with actions that they should take before, during and after disasters. Five most common disasters are mentioned, including typhoon, flood, flash flood, land slide and drought. The guideline also provided a template for households to develop their disaster preparedness plan, including safety kits. More

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