Humanitarian Health Action

A Handbook for Gender equality in Humanitarian Action

Workshop summary report.
6-7 April 2006 New York


6 April 2006

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Taskforce on Gender and Humanitarian Action held a workshop in New York on 6-7 April 2006 to review the draft version of the IASC handbook on gender mainstreaming in humanitarian action. Fifty participants representing 24 agencies (seven NGOs, ICRC, IFRC and 15 UN entities) worked to improve the content, structure and focus of the Handbook and set forward a timetable for finalization of the document. The workshop was organized by OCHA and WHO as co-chairs of the IASC Taskforce on Gender.

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