humanitarian action

This study provides insight into the successes and shortcomings of the response to women’s needs in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. In order to inform future action, this report highlights the importance of gender-responsive emergency response and long-term recovery processes. Finally, this study offers a resource to policymakers and practitioners for implementing and mainstreaming gender-responsive perspectives and policies.

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Built specifically as a toolkit for OCHA staff, this publication provides guidance on how to incorporate gender into humanitarian work, in accordance with the organization’s 2012 Gender Equality Policy. Included are definitions of key gender terminology as well as practical tips, examples, and a step-by-step framework for assessing and addressing gender issues within the OCHA’s program.

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