Friday, June 3, 2016

WOMEN AND GIRLS: CATALYSING ACTION TO ACHIEVE GENDER EQUALITY


The five proposed core commitments are aligned to all Core Responsibilities outlined in the Secretary General’s Agenda for Humanity:

• Commitment 1: Empower Women and Girls as change agents and leaders, including by increasing support for local women’s groups to participate meaningfully in humanitarian action.

• Commitment 2: Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductiv rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the Outcome documents of their review conferences for all women and adolescent girls in crisis settings.

• Commitment 3: Implement a coordinated global approach to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in crisis contexts, including through the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies.

• Commitment 4: Ensure that humanitarian programming is gender responsive.

• Commitment 5: Fully comply with humanitarian policies, frameworks and legally binding documents related to gender equality, women’s empowerment, and women’s rights

http://www.wunrn.org/pdf/gender.PDF

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