Gender in Emergencies
Promising Practices to Strengthen Gender in Emergencies
Promising approaches toward gender justice in emergency response
Programmatic practices that have been identified as pertinent for gender justice in emergencies – in terms of content and impact – include the following. Note, this list only includes examples where evidence and documentation exist, to uphold promising practices in gender in emergencies – however, all categories of work can be relevant for humanitarian response. Over time, we hope these links can be explored more deeply and integrated into this resource:
- Women's village savings and loans groups
- Solidarity and organizing among the marginalized
- Engaging men as equal partners/family
- Male support groups: toward equity
These practices support strong relations - among family and intimate partners, peers and communities - toward gender justice.
- Leadership and Civic Associations
- Leadership, networks, and electoral elections
- Collective action in value chains
- Cross-agency advocacy coalitions
These approaches support women's leadership, networks and coalitions to positively influence policies, laws, norms, and institutional practices toward gender justice.