News of IASC Reference Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action

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Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19 - UN Secretary-General's message

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5 Apr 2020  Watch the video here The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and economic devastation around the world. I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our shared struggle to overcome the pandemic. I appealed for an end to violence everywhere, now. But violence is not confined to the battlefield. 

Launch of the online Updated IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action

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The Gender Reference Group and UN Women, are pleased to announce the launch of an online version of the updated IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action.The platform contains practical information, case studies, and sector-by-sector guidance on mainstreaming and integrating gender aspects across all stages of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle.The site is fully navigable, and inclusive of cross references, footnotes, annexes and glossary definitions.  It is available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

Register Now: Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action eLearning

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Free eLearning course on Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action This course serves as an introduction to the guidance contained within the IASC Gender Handbook on the integration of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls across the humanitarian programme cycle.  Using case studies and practical examples, the training covers:

Launch event of the IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action

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Message from the IASC Gender in Humanitarian Action Reference  Dear Colleagues,It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the launch event of the IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action, co-hosted by the Interagency Standing Committee (IASC), ECHO, and UN Women on behalf of the IASC Gender Reference Group, on the 17th April (1.30pm)  in Room XI of the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 

Gender Handbook in Humanitarian Action

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UN Women, on behalf of the IASC Gender Reference Group, is updating the Gender Handbook in Humanitarian Action. You can find the newsletters on the progress of this exercise here https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/gender-and-humanitarian-action/documents-public/gender-handbook-newsletters.

Recruitment - UNICEF Gender Talent Groups, P-4 and P-3 levels

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If you are an experienced technical gender specialist with strong credentials in rigorous programme design, implementation and evaluation, and have a passion for advancing gender equality and making a lasting difference for women, children and adolescents, UNICEF wants to hear from you!

Revision of the IASC Gender Handbook in Humanitarian Action

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What is the IASC Gender Handbook? The IASC Gender Handbook Women, Girls, Boys and Men -Different Needs, Equal Opportunities was published by the IASC in 2006 ‘to provide actors in the field with guidance on gender analysis, planning and actions to ensure that the needs, contributions and capacities of women, girls, boys and men are considered in all aspects of humanitarian response’. The Handbook was developed in conjunction with the UN and non-UN membership agencies of the IASC to provide an overview of the principles of genderequality and women’s empowerment in humanitarian action.

Global Gender-­based Violence Area of Responsibility launches step-­by-­step guide on how to prevent violence against women when war or disaster break out

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Wednesday 16 September 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa: The Inter-­agency Gender-­based Violence Guidelines Reference Group is pleased to announce the official launch of the 2015 Guidelines for Integrating Gender-­based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action during the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum in Stellenbosch, South Africa.