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The gender handbook for humanitarian action

14.08.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

Humanitarian action provides lifesaving services and facilitates recovery for communities affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies. The responsibility of humanitarian actors to promote gender equality is supported by a normative framework validated by extensive field experience. This handbook sets out the rationale for integrating gender equality into humanitarian action and provides practical guidance for doing so across sectors. The main objective is to support humanitarian actors in reaching all people affected by crisis by:  

  • Ensuring that the specific needs, capacities and priorities of women, girls, men and boys are identified and that assistance targets the persons and groups most in need;
  • Informing women, girls, men and boys of their entitlements and available resources and engaging their participation and women’s leadership in programme design;
  • and Monitoring and evaluating the impact of our programmes and strategies on those we assist, including identifying and dismantling barriers and discrimination, including by promoting and enabling women’s leadership at the community level and in other decision-making processes.


  • Type of publication : Toolbox / Methodological guide
  • Author : Inter-Agency Standing Committee
  • Publishing house : Inter-Agency Standing Committee
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 400
  • Language : English, French and Arabic


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The Moroccan Human Rights Forum
The Individual Initiative for Human Rights  - Masir
Women and Gender Unit – Ministry of Social Development
Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH)
Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration
Cooperation Association
Future Association for Development - Batna
Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation
Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action
Actions in the Mediterranean - AIM
Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences
ASURIF Feminist Association
National Association for the defense of rights and freedoms (NADRF)
Syrian Women's Network
The Egyptian Youth Council for Development
Community Media Center
Sciences Po
Association Voix de Femmes Marocaines
Association AGIR pour le Developpement et l'Epanouissement de la Jeunesse
Portuguese Association of Women in Legal Careers
Green Globe
Donia for Sutsainable Development
Asociación de Investigadores Extranjeros (AINVEX)
Khaled Salah Mahmoud
Research Team on Gender
Psycho Social Counseling Center for Women (PSCCW)
Committee for the Follow-Up on women' s Issues (CFUWI)
Try Center for Training and Education
Centre des femmes arabes de formation et de recherche (CAWTAR)
Krizia Nardini
Info-Com Jeunes de Guelma
Abdulhakeq Al Barghazi
Youth Empowerment Society - YES

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