In partnership with CARE International

Gender Scholar programme

Can gender analysis quickly improve response in a humanitarian crisis?

A conversation with CARE's Isadora Quay, Gender in emergencies coordinator, and Anushka Kalyanpu, lead on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Emergencies

00

DAYS

00

HOURS

00

MINS

00

SECS
RESERVE MY SEAT

Meet Anushka Kalyanpur

Anushka is a graduate of the very first course on Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA). Last year, she led an extraordinary RGA on the border of Colombia and Venezuela. This crisis has been characterised as a Gender Based Violence Emergency. 

What difference did RGA make?

The RGA had a significant impact: programmatically it was the impetus for CARE’s establishing an office and responding on GBV and SRHR, it was the first gender analysis released for the crisis, and it had a impact on donors who changed their funding as a result of reading the RGA prepared by Anushka.

CARE

Impetus for CARE establishing an office and responding on GBV and SRHR

Crisis response

First gender analysis released for the crisis

Donors

Donors changed their funding

"All I really want for them is to go to school"

“I know living conditions here look bad, but it’s better than what we faced in Venezuela. I go out at night to collect rubbish to recycle. I do it while the children are asleep because I can’t do anything during the day. After all, they aren’t allowed to go to school here, so I work at night. It’s not easy paying rent and feeding them, collecting trash does not pay much. All I really want for them is to go to school.” -Yubisay Elena Sanchez Garica, 42, Cúcuta, Colombia

See for yourself

 

Register for this Special Event to download Anushka Kalyanpur's RGA report about Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Colombia.

RESERVE MY SEAT

Gender Scholar Programme

Join us for this Special Event

Gender Scholar Programme

Can gender analysis quickly improve response in a humanitarian crisis?

A conversation with CARE's Isadora Quay, Gender in emergencies coordinator, and Anushka Kalyanpu, lead on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Emergencies

RESERVE MY SEAT

"No girl deserves that treatment."

“We sleep on the street, because my husband is not allowed in the shelters. My two kids, my husband and me. I’m eight-months pregnant. On the streets. We are not animals.” She approached us to tell us what is happening to women and girls, especially those who are pregnant like her. “I met a 14-year old girl along our route who was continually sexually harassed by men. All offering her money for sex. No girls deserves that treatment.” - Karina Rios, 37, Cúcuta, Colombia. Image: Josh Estey

How is your organisation doing with gender equality during humanitarian emergencies?

Isadora Quay, one of the pioneers of Rapid Gender Analysis, will share how RGA can help equip your organisation to meet standards on gender equality, even in complex emergencies.

The revised IASC Gender Handbook recommends Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) as the approach to gender analysis in emergencies. 

How can Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) help your organisation's humanitarian response?

Women, men, boys and girls are all different.

  • They are affected differently by disasters too.
  • So it makes sense that humanitarian programmes need to take account of those differences.

In fact, it is increasingly recognized that organisations need to meet standards on gender equality in emergencies.

Some attempts to do that fail miserably though.

  • Humanitarians may stereotype women’s and men’s roles.
    Programming can reinforce inequalities.
  • Humanitarian response can even increase the risk of Gender Based Violence.

To do things right, you need to understand what the situation is for women, men, boys and girls (and everyone else too) in the particular context where you’re working.

And you need to know that fast.

That’s where Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) comes in.

 

RESERVE MY SEAT

In partnership with CARE International

Isadora Quay, CARE Internationa's Gender in emergencies coordinator, explains why her organization has partnered with The Geneva Learning Foundation.

 

Reserve my seat for this Special Event

RESERVE MY SEAT DISMISS MESSAGE
Close

Just enter in your name and email to secure your seat.