Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan.

Author:

Zaatari, Z.

Editor:

Date:

2014

Region:

Global

Theme:

Gender and Humanitarian Crises

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Zaatari, Z. (2014). Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan. Women's Refugee Commission, New York. pp. 1-42.

This report aims to identify how the humanitarian community integrated existing gender guidance across all sectors and whether gender was being dealt with centrally or peripherally. Focusing specifically on humanitarian agencies including UN agencies and international and local organisations, the report identified that little of the sex-and-age disaggregated data about the refugees needs and concerns was used to inform the design and implementation of programs that aimed to address the real needs of women and women, girls, and boys. The report concluded by encouraging the empowerment of women and girls through good practices recommended by the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC).