Activities during a humanitarian response can increase and reinforce, or reduce, existing inequalities.

CARE’s humanitarian mandate is to meet immediate needs of women, men, girls and boys affected by natural disasters and humanitarian conflicts in a way that also addresses the underlying causes of people’s vulnerability, especially as a result and cause of gender inequality. The impact of crises on people's lives, experiences and material conditions differ based on their gender and sexuality. Our activities during a humanitarian response can increase and reinforce, or reduce, existing inequalities. Integrating gender into every stage of a response is therefore a core part of CARE achieving their humanitarian mandate. 


    Gender and emergencies: Stats and facts

    Global figures and trends related to the intersection of gender and emergencies.


    What are key global commitments related to gender in emergencies?

    The goals, standards and commitments set forth by international law, humanitarian accountability frameworks and global strategies for gender justice and emergencies.


    What does CARE’s strategy on humanitarian action and gender call for?

    CARE's strategy and approach to gender justice in the context of emergencies.


    Promising practices for gender justice and emergency response

    Key approaches that have been identified to advance gender justice, resilience and emergency response.