Gender in Emergencies

 

Activities during a humanitarian response can increase and reinforce, or reduce, existing inequalities.

CARE’s humanitarian mandate is to meet immediate needs of women, men, girls and boys affected by natural disasters and humanitarian conflicts in a way that also addresses the underlying causes of people’s vulnerability, especially as a result and cause of gender inequality. The impact of crises on people's lives, experiences and material conditions differ based on their gender and sexuality. Our activities during a humanitarian response can increase and reinforce, or reduce, existing inequalities. Integrating gender into every stage of a response is therefore a core part of CARE achieving their humanitarian mandate. 

Gender in Emergencies: Stats and Facts
CARE is working with partners in Syria by welcoming evacuees from Aleppo in support centers. There, evacuees are provided with preliminary psycho-social support, medical support, and food before being referred to camps and collective shelters.
Gender in Emergencies: Stats and Facts
Global figures and trends related to the intersection of gender and emergencies.
Global Commitments: Gender in Emergencies
“My mother used to cuddle with me and kiss me on my cheeks. She used to get food for us and we used to go for walks. I miss home,” says Somira, a refugee who escaped Myanmar and currently lives in Bangladesh.
Global Commitments: Gender in Emergencies
The goals, standards and commitments set forth by international law, humanitarian accountability frameworks and global strategies for gender justice and emergencies.
CARE’s Strategy on Humanitarian Action and Gender
Yemen now has some of the greatest humanitarian needs in the world. Since the violence escalated in March 2015, civilians continue to pay the highest price.
CARE’s Strategy on Humanitarian Action and Gender
CARE's strategy and approach to gender justice in the context of emergencies.
Promising Practices: Gender in Emergencies
Children in Rann, a remote outpost surrounded entirely by Boko Haram militias in Nigeria. This small village is guarded by  Nigerian military, and is the temporary home of nearly 100,000 people seeking refuge from murder and rape.
Promising Practices: Gender in Emergencies
Key approaches that have been identified to advance gender justice, resilience and emergency response.