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A significant number of Commitments to Action made at the World Humanitarian Summit(1) and the subsequent Agenda for Humanity focus on the core responsibility to leave no one behind, under which there is a specific commitment to “achieving real change so that the needs of women and girls are systematically met and their roles as decision-makers and leaders are vigorously promoted.”...
Conversations about localisation of humanitarian action(1) tend to inspire everything from optimism to a sense of frustration and resignation – from actors involved at all levels. Humanitarian action at large has been a predominantly international endeavour, where power lies with donors, UN agencies and large international NGOs...
‘Who holds the microphone?’ Crisis-affected women’s voices on gender-transformative changes in humanitarian settings: Experiences from Bangladesh, Colombia, Jordan and Uganda
This research uses participatory methodologies to explore the experiences of diverse crisis-affected women around gender-transformative change in four humanitarian settings in Bangladesh, Colombia, Jordan, and Uganda. The study provides entry points and recommendations for Grand Bargain signatories to move towards gender-transformative humanitarian action by enhancing women’s meaningful participation in humanitarian responses, and the localization of humanitarian action to women’s rights organizations and self-led groups.
Deemed “the great tragedy of this century” by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees1, the Syria crisis is now extending into its fifth year. Since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011, more than 7.6 million Syrians have become displaced internally and over 4.1 million have fled to neighbouring countries.