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How to Promote Gender Equality in Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance

February 2020

The use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in humanitarian action is increasing rapidly.
With this rise, there is also growing demand by stakeholders to ensure CVA is more gender-responsive, addressing gender gaps and moving towards greater gender equality.
Gender-responsive CVA, which recognizes existing disparities and addresses the needs of all crisis-affected people equally, has the potential to positively impact women and girls by improving their protection and promoting their empowerment, while also strengthening
sector-specific impacts which can lead to more resilient and empowered households and communities in recovery from crises