Promising approaches toward gender justice in emergency response

Programmatic practices that have been identified as pertinent for gender justice in emergencies – in terms of content and impact  – include the following. Note, this list only includes examples where evidence and documentation exist, to uphold promising practices in gender in emergencies – however, all categories of work can be relevant for humanitarian response. Over time, we hope these links can be explored more deeply and integrated into this resource: 

These practices support strong relations - among family and intimate partners, peers and communities - toward gender justice.


Social norms change is an exercise in future-making. These practices aim to expand options on what is possible, normal and affirmed in society. Social norms change work seeks to enable individuals to make choices affecting their lives and promote gender justice.


These approaches work toward supporting individuals and institutions to work in a way that is inclusive, effective and accountable to diverse people's rights and needs.