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.