Miscellaneous - Jordan

She is a Humanitarian - Women's participation in humanitarian action drawing on global trends and evidence from Jordan and the Philippines

18.08.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

Assumptions and attitudes about the roles that women can play, including in times of crisis, result in their efforts getting side-lined and their potential being marginalised. In this report CARE International argues that efforts to protect and assist people caught up in natural disasters and conflict will be more effective if women can contribute.

The report also identifies four emerging trends in humanitarian response: 1) A shift from women as victims to women as first responders; 2) A shift from tick-box gender accountability to a comprehensive approach: this means ensuring gender is addressed at all levels, from funding through project planning and delivery to M&E and accountability; 3) Increasing the support and space for women to participate in humanitarian action; 4) Recognising the participation of local women’s groups in humanitarian action.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Howard Mollett
  • Publishing house : Care International
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 24
  • Language : English


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