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Gender and Inclusion

Existing inequalities mean that disasters and conflicts impact people of different genders, ages, abilities and other context-specific characteristics differently. Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is one of the most significant developments in humanitarian assistance in recent years. But the relationship between CVA and gender and other vulnerabilities and capacities is poorly understood.

In 2018, le CALP Network’s #GenderCash Symposium in Nairobi brought together humanitarian actors working on gender and cash and voucher assistance (CVA), and formally launched efforts to better integrate the two – a commitment enshrined in the Agenda for Collective Action that emerged from the event. Over the following year, le CALP Network compiled evidence of how CVA can support gender responsive programming in a high profile report, Collected Papers on Gender and Cash Transfer Programmes in Humanitarian Contexts. Since then, other actors have taken forward this work to build evidence and develop tools and training to better integrate gender and CVA.

However, gender alone can be seen as a limiting theme, with a tendency to focus only on women and girls. Meanwhile, the needs of older people and people with special needs are still often ignored, not to mention other vulnerable and marginalised groups.

Current priorities

Under this theme, le CALP Network aims to encourage actors to widen their focus to all marginalized groups, and champion a fuller understanding of how CVA can go beyond the notion of ‘do no harm’ towards addressing socio-economic inequalities.

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Cash recipient from Merc Corps PRIME programme engaged in farming

Pathways from CVA to long term financial inclusion: A framework for success

Blog Post

CVA programs can provide a springboard to financial inclusion. But spotting the right opportunity, and good programme design, are key. GSMA and Mercy Corps share a simple tool to understand which contexts offer the best pathways from CVA to financial inclusion.

11 novembre 2021

Slides for the Global CWG meeting – Oct 2021

Presentation

The enclosed slides for the 28 October meeting feature presentations from WFP, the Uganda and CAR CWGs and GSMA , as well as key links to key resources discussed.

29 octobre 2021

Digital identity, biometrics and inclusion in humanitarian responses to refugee crises

Report

Digital identity and biometrics have long been divisive topics in the humanitarian sector. On the one hand, they have the potential to be more inclusive and reach people in need at scale due to perceived efficiency gains. A legal identity for everyone as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

6 octobre 2021

Gender-Sensitive Cash and Voucher Assistance: Guidance to ensure the approach in the field

Guidelines and Tools

This guidance builds on CARE’s ambition-via practice, research, evidence on CVA–and aims to support the application of gender sensitive CVA throughout the project cycle and at the response level. It is divided into two sections: – Part A: ‘What has been learned about gender sensitive CVA?,’...

3 septembre 2021

Transferts Monetaires Sensibles Au Genre: Directives pour opérationnaliser l’approche sur le terrain

Guides et outils

Ces directives se basent sur la pratique, la recherche, les témoignages au sujet des transferts monétaires et ont pour objectif d’aider à mettre en place ces modalités en prenant en compte les questions de genre tout au long du cycle du projet et au niveau de la réponse. Elles sont structurées en...

2 septembre 2021

Guidelines on Using Cash and Voucher Assistance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programming

Guidelines and Tools

CARE seeks to increase its use of CVA for one of its core areas of programming, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). This is in line with the recommendations of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health, which deems CVA a suitable option to ensure ongoing access to affordable and...

1 septembre 2021

Cash and Voucher Assistance and Gender-Based Violence Compendium and Editable Risk Matrix Translations

Guidelines and Tools

This brief serves as a complementary document to the Cash & Voucher Assistance and Gender- Based Violence Compendium: Practical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioners and is intended to be a reference guide delineating sections, features, and new tools. In addition, it provides the respective links to...

1 septembre 2021

Gender Analysis of Livelihoods Programming and Individual, Household and Community Dynamics in Iraq

Report

Women throughout the world are constrained in their economic activities, and face major challenges trying to pursue better paid and more productive jobs, including in Iraq. Iraq is in a time of change after ISIS and in light of the pandemic. Though economic upheaval brings hardship, it also can open doors...

30 août 2021

Disability Inclusive Cash Assistance: Learnings from Practice in Humanitarian Response”

Guidelines and Tools

This case study collection describes lessons learned from seven inclusive humanitarian cash transfer projects implemented from 2015 – 2020 in Niger, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Indonesia, and five ongoing projects from the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic responses. This good practice...

19 août 2021