Gender and Humanitarian Aid; A literature Review of Policy and Practice.

Author:

Van Dijkhorst, H. Vonhof, S.

Editor:

Date:

2005

Region:

Global

Theme:

Gender and Humanitarian Crises

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Van Dijkhorst, H. Vonhof, S. (2005). Gender and Humanitarian Aid; A literature Review of Policy and Practice. Wageningen University. pp. 1-44

This report gives an overview of the existing literature and debates on gender and humanitarian aid. Contributing to the lack of literature on gender in humanitarian aid, this report examines by means of interviews with employees of Dutch development organisations, if and how gender has been mainstreamed in the policy and practice of their humanitarian aid programmes. The findings determined that there is a dire need for DRR programmes to focus on eliminating gender imbalances. Gender often goes unprioritized both in budgets and time paid due to the ‘culture of speed’ in humanitarian aid.