GESI mainstreaming in COVID-19 response
Stories of Change, Good Practices and Lessons Learned: 2021 Edition
In 2021, Nepal experienced a series of crises that disproportionately impacted women and marginalized groups, further exacerbating pre-existing vulnerabilities. These emergencies included a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, severe monsoon rains, floods, landslides, and a cholera outbreak. Despite these challenges, the Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team (GiHA-TT) demonstrated its unwavering commitment to Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) by coordinating multi-stakeholder initiatives to ensure that the most vulnerable groups were positioned at the forefront of humanitarian efforts.
The GESI Mainstreaming in COVID-19 Response, 2021 edition published by UN Women highlights lessons learned and good practices through stories of change focusing on the themes: Intersectional Approach, Bridging the Digital Divide, Women’s Leadership in Humanitarian Contexts, Gender-Based Violence, Economic Empowerment and Resilience, Mental Health, and Youth Innovation and Interventions. This collection aims to enrich the knowledge base for advancing GESI and leaving no one behind in Nepal's humanitarian efforts and serves as a discussion piece and advocacy tool, expected to strengthen collaborations among current and new partners of GiHA-TT, for organizational preparedness prior to and during a crisis.