Good Practices Brochure: Intersection of Gender and Disability in Humanitarian Responses

Authors/editor(s): The Asia-Pacific Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group

In July 2019, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee published Guidelines on the ‘Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action’ which set out essential actions that humanitarian actors must take in order to effectively identify and respond to the needs and rights of persons with disabilities. The humanitarian guidelines are the first to be developed with and by people with disabilities and their representative organizations in association with traditional humanitarian stakeholders. 

In line with the objectives of the Guidelines, this brochure aims to provide practical guidance on including people with disabilities and their families in humanitarian programming and coordination by highlighting four case studies that illustrate good practices and examples in humanitarian settings in Asia and the Pacific. 

This Good Practices brochure was produced by the Asia-Pacific Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group, co-chaired by UN Women, CARE International and OCHA. This work has been made possible by supplementary funding from the Government of Japan. 

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific

Subject area(s): UN system coordination; Humanitarian action

Resource type: Research and programme; Best practices; Case studies

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 12