Upholds and strengthens the centrality of protection in all aspects of humanitarian action, including by addressing gender-based violence and child protection.
Ensures that protection is prioritized and mainstreamed throughout the humanitarian response, beyond the actions taken by the protection cluster by:
- Taking forward the findings and recommendations of the Review of the Implementation of the IASC’s Protection Policy (including by developing a clear management response plan with concrete actions).
- Developing and field-testing agreed, specific, and measurable Centrality of Protection indicators to be included in the humanitarian response (including the clusters or equivalent) and to be reviewed as part of the midterm review process)
- Developing and supporting the implementation of recommendations on advancing gender-based violence prevention and response as a collective responsibility, including by examining trends and gaps [drawing on Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations (IAHE) findings, Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) Protection Strategy Reflections, and contributions from the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) / Gender Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR)].
- Facilitating solid analysis of the protection concerns in humanitarian operations – and what is being/needs to be done to address them – to inform IASC Emergency Directors Group (EDG) deliberations (and, where applicable, IASC Principals discussions/decisions).
Note: This group builds on the valuable outputs of the previous IASC Results Group 1 on Operational Response, which completed their work end of March 2022.