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IASC, Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action, 2006

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The handbook sets forth standards for the integration of gender issues from the outset of a new complex emergency or disaster. The handbook aims to provide actors in the field with guidance on gender analysis, planning and actions to ensure that the needs; contribution; and capacities of women, girls, boys and men are considered in all aspects of humanitarian response. The handbook consists of two parts.1) The first part provides gender background and fundamental principles, such as the basics of gender equality, the international legal framework for protection, coordination of gender equality in emergencies, and gender and participation in humanitarian action  2) The second part describes gender specific areas of work, such as camp coordination, education, food issues, health, livelihoods, non-food items, registration, shelter and WASH