Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response

In the oPt, the humanitarian context remains largely tied to the impact of the occupation, which marked its 52nd year in 2019. A protracted protection crisis with grave humanitarian consequences continues and as a result, roughly 2.5 million people will need some form of humanitarian assistance in 2019.

UN Women is committed to ensuring equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of humanitarian action. Our work in humanitarian action is guided by global norms and standards. Since 2013, collaboration between UN Women and OCHA has facilitated a process for strengthening gender focus in humanitarian action in the oPt. The collaboration between UN Women and OCHA was solidified in 2015 with the formulation of the first two-year joint action plan for mainstreaming gender in humanitarian action in the oPt. The plan was followed by another joint action plan “Strengthened Gender Focus in Humanitarian Action” (2018-2020). While efforts are ongoing to implement the plan, UN Women is also implementing different humanitarian interventions in the West Bank and Gaza to support women’s protection from gender-based violence (GBV) and access to quality multi-sectoral services. 

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Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Palestine, State of

Subject area(s): Humanitarian action; Crisis response and recovery; Women’s rights

Resource type: Briefs

UN Women office involved in publication: Palestine Country Office

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 2