Advocacy Note: 4 Priority Actions for Gender Equality in the Earthquake Humanitarian Response
The Regional Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Working Group for Arab States/MENA, led by UN Women Regional Office for Arab States a co-led by OCHA, is committed to ensure that gender equality is at the core of the humanitarian response to target the specific gender needs of different crisis- affected groups. This Advocacy Note highlights 4 Priority Actions to ensure that gender equality principles are consistently mainstreamed in the humanitarian response after the 2023 earthquake with a focus on North-West Syria. The priority actions have been formulated by the GiHA Working Group for Arab States/MENA and informed Syrian women-led organizations. The note also includes lessons learned from other natural disasters on how best to mainstream gender into a humanitarian response. The priority actions are guided by the Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls of the IASC Reference Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action (2017) and its commitments towards to the goals of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in humanitarian action.
Contact: Valeria Vilardo, Regional Humanitarian Specialist ([ Click to reveal ])