IASC Reference Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action

IASC Reference Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action

IASC Reference Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action

Since December 2006, the IASC Reference Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action (Gender Reference Group/Gender RG/GRG) has supported the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the humanitarian action system coordinated by the IASC.

The Gender Reference Group (Gender RG), which brings together representatives from UN Agencies, NGOs, Donors, Member States and NGO consortia, meets on a quarterly basis and its work is structured around an annual work plan. The Gender RG has the following main objectives for its work:

    1. Guidance on and Accountability to Gender Equality - Develop, test and roll out tools for use by the humanitarian community to integrate gender into policies and programming and create accountability mechanisms for monitoring compliance.
    2. Engagement and Knowledge Management -  Provide the humanitarian community with timely and practical information to help meet its commitments to gender equality.
    3. Coordination and Leadership -  Actively engage and coordinate with all bodies and structures of the IASC to ensure that they incorporate gender equality into relevant aspects of their work in a manner complementing efforts by counterparts.

    As of March 2018, the Gender RG is co-chaired by UN Women and Oxfam and its membership is composed of the following:

    • Core Members: OCHA, UNHCR, IMC, NRC, UNFPA, Oxfam, WRC, UN Women, UNICEF, CARE International, WFP and HIAS.
    • Associate Members: HelpAge, WHO, UNDP and Concern.

    The main internet platform of the Gender RG can be found here. This platform provides up-to-date information on the work of the GRG and relevant resources related to gender in humanitarian action. For further information please contact the GRG Secretariat: grg.secretariat@unwomen.org

    Upcoming Meetings

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    Past Meetings

    Feb
    02
    2018
    9:30 to 11:00
    Jan
    19
    2018
    9:30 to 11:00
    Nov
    21
    2017
    9:30 to 11:00
    Aug
    29
    2017
    9:30 to 11:00
    Mar
    30
    2016
    New York
    9:30 to 10:30
    Dec
    04
    2015
    New York
    8:30 to 10:00
    Sep
    09
    2015
    New York
    9:30 to 10:30
    Jun
    03
    2015
    New York
    21:30 to 22:30
    Apr
    01
    2015
    New York
    9:30 to 10:30