There is an increasing understanding that humanitarian crises affect people differently and that humanitarian responses need to respond to different needs from men, women and children. Adopting a gender sensitive approach is vital to ensure that these differing needs are effectively met to not inadvertently worsen the situation.
This course aims at understanding the international, national, regional settings of norms for gender equality and women’s and human rights. The course will provide an overview why addressing gender in humanitarian responses is critical and will make students familiar with key frameworks that address gender mainstreaming approaches. Students will also be introduced to the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Gender Marker and specific cluster responses.
Last updated:27 March 2018