Despite a number of developments in policy and practice aimed at integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment into humanitarian action, what remains missing is a strong evidence base that demonstrates just how gender equality programming is essential to ensuring an effective, inclusive, rights-based humanitarian response.
Contribution from the IASC Task Team on Accountability to Affected Populations and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse to the World Humanitarian Summit process. The consultation process leading to the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 provides an important opportunity to hear the views of people and communities affected by humanitarian crises. Their voices should serve as a principle driver for discussions under each of the four themes of the Summit.
Report and Recommendations from March 11, 2015 UN Women, to the World Humanitarian SummitSecretariat and Care International Workshop in the margins of CSW 59 on Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and the World Humanitarian Summit
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support: Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings contribution to the World Humanitarian Summit.KEY MESSAGE: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) should be integrated into all humanitarian responsesSUB MESSAGE: All people affected by disasters, conflict and chronic adversities should have access to appropriate mental health and psychosocial support to restore day-to-day functioning and recovery.