Invitation Research Launch: Who holds the microphone - Crisis-affected women’s voices on gender-transformative changes in humanitarian settings
This webinar seeks to launch UN Women’s participatory and innovative research on gender-transformative changes in humanitarian settings, supported by the Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State and Sida. It seeks to share ways that the transformative potential of the Grand Bargain might be realized for women and girls.
Access the study report here.
Aiming to contribute to the engendering of humanitarian work around the Grand Bargain’s workstreams on participation and localization, this exploratory and qualitative research study engages with crisis-affected populations in four humanitarian settings in Bangladesh, Colombia, Jordan, and Uganda. The study zooms in on the experiences of diverse groups of affected women but also explores the perspectives of youth, men, humanitarian actors, women’s organizations, women’s self-led groups, and individuals conceived of as “connectors” between affected communities and humanitarian actors. Using a participatory methodology that includes participatory videos and video clips alongside key informant interviews and focus group discussions, the study looks at experiences of gender transformative change, effective localization, and meaningful participation for women and girls affected by crisis, and provides entry points and recommendations for Grand Bargain signatories to move towards gender-transformative humanitarian action.
- Theresia Thylin, Research Manager, UN Women
- Margaret Pollack, Director, Multilateral Coordination and External Relations, Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State
- Paivi Kannisto, Director, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section, UN Women
Overview of research report and key findings: Who holds the microphone?
- Dr. Luisa Dietrich Ortega, Research Coordinator
Listening to women and girl’s voices: Introduction of participatory video as a research method.
- Dr. Angélica Cabezas Pino, Documentary Film Maker
Extracts of participatory video and video clip:
- Shanti Mohila (Peace Women): This is our story, participatory video from Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
- Bothina Mefleh Al-Darweesh, Syrian refugee woman living with her family in the host community of Mwagar, East Amman
Women’s organizations in humanitarian response
- Razia Sultana, Executive Director of the women’s group RWWS, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Women as first responders
- Betty Auma, CARE, Uganda
Research recommendations relevance for localization workstream
- David Fisher, Manager IFRC and co-convener of the Grand Bargain’s Localization Workstream
Question and Answers
- Katie Bacharach, Gender Equality and GBV Officer, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State
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