ABC Libya on Gender 2011

Experience from past conflicts reveals that important differences between men and women often go unrecognised by the humanitarian community. In the midst of the urgent humanitarian response, the particular protection and assistance needs of women and men differ. The ability to access food, shelter, health, clean drinking water and sanitation facilities are different for men and women. Failing to address the differentiated needs of men, women, boys and girls can increase disparities between women and men, and further marginalize vulnerable groups. Taking into account the different needs of women, girls, boys and men makes our humanitarian response more effective and equitable.

Take these 3 immediate actions to ensure that women, girls, boys and men get access to and benefit from humanitarian response:

  • Modified: Friday, June 19, 2015
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