Jordan Review of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Action
01 March 2022
A significant number of Commitments to Action made at the World Humanitarian Summit(1) and the subsequent Agenda for Humanity focus on the core responsibility to leave no one behind, under which there is a specific commitment to “achieving real change so that the needs of women and girls are systematically met and their roles as decision-makers and leaders are vigorously promoted.”
Despite numerous international commitments to gender equality and empowerment of women and girls (GEEWG) in humanitarian action, persistent gaps remain. Key among these are (i) lack of accountability for and systematic follow-up on gender-related commitments; (ii) gaps in data and understanding of the gendered impacts of crises; (iii) barriers hindering women’s participation and leadership in crisis response; (iv) Lack of targeted investment in women’s empowerment, livelihoods and resilience.