Humanitarian aid

Video: UNFPA web film on war and women's health

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English
Translated Title: 
Vidéo de l’UNFPA : femmes, guerre, santé
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
United Nations Populations Fund
Publication Date: 
2003

Three minute video showing that women and girls have particular health needs, including maternal health and protection from violence. (Available in nine languages.)

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Plan International

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Groups Served: 
Youth
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

A global children’s charity, working with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. They also campaign and advocate for every child’s right to fulfil their potential. They work across a range of sectors, including education, health, child protection, child participation, economic security and water and sanitation.

Primary Telephone: 
+44 (0)20 7608 1311
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
+44 (0)20 7253 9989
Street Address: 
Finsgate
Addt'l Street Address: 
5-7 Cranwood Street
City: 
London
Postal/ZIP Code: 
EC1V 9LH
Country: 
UK

Conflict and crisis settings: promoting sexual and reproductive rights

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rosalind P. Petchesky
Edition: 
16(31):4–9
Publisher: 
Reproductive Health Matters
Publication Date: 
2008

Editorial on the health of women in war and crisis, in an issue of the journal devoted to this topic. All the abstracts in this issue are freely available online. A subscription is needed to see the full articles.

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Reproductive health

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Women’s Refugee Commission
Publication Date: 
2011

Describes the Reproductive Health Program of the Women's Refugee Commission. Links to several resources on reproductive health for women in crisis settings, including a factsheet that outlines the issues and possible responses.

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Inter-Agency Standing Committee

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Spanish
Services Provided: 
Research
Policy development

Established in 1992 in response to General Assembly Resolution 46/182 which called for strengthened coordination of humanitarian assistance. The resolution set up the IASC as the primary mechanism for facilitating interagency decision-making in response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. The IASC is formed by the representatives of a broad range of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.

Primary Telephone: 
+41 22 917 1438
Fax Number: 
+41 22 917 0020
Street Address: 
8-14, avenue de la Paix 1211
City: 
Geneva 10
Country: 
Switzerland

Guidelines for gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian settings

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English
Translated Title: 
Directives en vue d’interventions contre la violence basée sur le sexe dans les situations de crise humanitaire
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Online
Publisher: 
Inter-agency Standing Committee
Publication Date: 
2005

Describes how to prevent and respond to the sexual violence against women and girls that worsens during armed conflicts.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The tsunami’s impact on women

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Oxfam International
Publication Date: 
2005

Oxfam Briefing Note that explains why and how the 2004 Asian tsunami hit women harder than men. 

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Women and girls last? Averting the second post Katrina disaster

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Elaine Enarson
Publisher: 
Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, Social Science Reseach Council
Publication Date: 
2006

Describes how natural disasters affect women differently than men, and how disaster planning must fully involve women as well as men. 

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Includes bibliographical references.

Providing gender responsive aid in Haiti

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Feminist Peace Network
Publication Date: 
2010

Within the context of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, explains why women need different kinds of aid and contribute differently than men when responding to disaster.

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After the quake, depend on women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Marie St. Cyr
Publisher: 
Madre
Publication Date: 
2010

Using the context of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, discusses why women should be integral to designing and carrying out relief efforts.

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