A Practitioner’s Guide on Financing for Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action
in the context of Nepal's Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
Author: the Peace, Security, Humanitarian Action, and Disaster Risk Reduction Section of UN Women Nepal
A “Practitioner’s Guide on Prioritizing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls Financing in Cluster-Based Humanitarian Response Programming” (2021) was developed and disseminated to communicate inter alia minimum standards for the integration of gender equality; situation analysis, prioritization, and project design tips; and recommendations for gender equality measures in project design, implementation and monitoring. Two additional chapters were selected for an in-depth review: the Health Rapid Action Plan, 2021/22: Assessing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls Budget Priorities; and the Protection Cluster Response Plan, 2020: Assessing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls Budget Priorities and Guidelines. This aims to improve planning and financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment in an emergency context.
The Practitioner guide analyses, Nepal’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, and serves two objectives. As part of the research component, it attempts to review and analyse the trends in gender equality and empowerment of women and girls financing priorities in the protection and health cluster response plans. The second component aims to guide cluster-based humanitarian response teams on strategies to better understand the gendered nature of disasters, their impact, and the emerging gender equality and social inclusion issues that require special attention and dedicated budgets. It is envisaged that the publication will serve as a planning and accountability guide that will be available for use by the cluster team members and civil society organizations. The study was funded by UK Aid and led by UN Women through active support from UNFPA, UNRCO, WHO.