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Gender, Sex, and Age in Humanitarian Response
This page brings together multiple projects related to gender, sex, and age in humanitarian response. Please visit the tabs below to learn more about the projects.
This study examines the issue of sexual assault against humanitarian and development aid workers to document and analyze how agencies understand and respond to the risk of sexual assault against workers; the circumstances surrounding sexual assault; perpetrators and victims/survivors; and institutional systems in place for prevention and response. The study’s goal is to contribute knowledge to the prevention of and response to sexual assault against aid workers.
This research documents and analyses current practices concerning the collection and use of sex and age disaggregated data (SADD) and gender and generational analyses of SADD within the humanitarian community. Academic research and humanitarian practice amply demonstrate that gender and age differentiation exist in society and that these differences are particularly acute in situations of crisis, but that they are often not taken into consideration in response planning. This research seeks to document illustrative examples of the impact of SADD collection and analysis (or lack therefore) on humanitarian assistance. The research aims to understand how to improve humanitarian agencies’ ability to collect and analyze information based on sex and age in all phases in order to help agencies better understand vulnerabilities, needs, and issues of access, in regard to the provision of life-saving services.
This project was funded by CARE International and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
This briefing paper summarizes the findings from a review of scholarly and grey literature, as well as interviews, on the topic of sexual assault against aid workers. The overall study goal is...Read More
This policy brief presents the implications of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy for the people they strive to assist, Sweden’s own humanitarian policy and operations, and more broadly the whole humanitarian...Read More
Using sex and age disaggregated data to improve humanitarian response in emergencies
The article linked below considers the impact of sex and age disaggregated data (SADD) collection and analysis (or the lack thereof). The authors report that SADD are not systematically collected, analysed, or used to their full potential to inform humanitarian response. Published in Gender & Development 2012, Issue 2.