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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, CaLP’s #GenderCash Symposium in Nairobi brought together humanitarian actors working on gender and CVA, and formally launched efforts to better integrate the two – a commitment enshrined in the Agenda for Collective Action that emerged from the event. Another instrumental result of the Symposium was the collection of papers that CaLP members produced on gender-responsive programming in humanitarian contexts.  These efforts have catalysed other actors to take the work forward, such as CARE and UN Women, the Grand Bargain Cash sub-workstream leads, and to continue to build evidence on gender and to 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 mostly on women and girls and, sometimes, boys and men. 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, CaLP aims to encourage actors to widen their focus to be more inclusive, and champion a fuller understanding of how CVA can go beyond the notion of ‘do no harm’ towards appropriately addressing these socio-economic inequalities through the provision of other services and support.

Latest

CVA: Your Role as a GBV Coordinator (UNFPA / GBV AoR)

Guidelines and Tools

UNFPA’s Humanitarian Office and the GBV Area of Responsibility have developed this guidance on “CVA – Your Role as a GBV Coordinator,” for GBV coordination group leads and partners in humanitarian settings. Its purpose is to outline the practical ways in which GBV Coordinators should support GBV-...

14 September 2020

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Linking humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in practise

Report

This paper seeks to demonstrate practical ways in which NGOs are linking their humanitarian work to social protection and the added importance of this in the context of COVID-19, following from the earlier work of CCD outlining the role of NGOs to
improve the access to and delivery of social protection in...

27 July 2020

CVA and GBV webinar series for gender and cash subworkstream 2020

Webinar recording

Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is now a common tool in humanitarian action used to meet the diverse needs of those displaced by crisis and conflict, and it is on the rise. Despite a push by several humanitarian actors since 2015, its use for protection outcomes – including to support the prevention...

20 July 2020

Presentation for CaLP’s webinar on remote registration and verification in the COVID-19 response

Presentation

Watch the webinar recording here Speaker presentations from CaLP’s 14 July 2020 webinar on: Peril or pitfalls?: Emerging practices on remote registration and verification in the COVID-19 response Remote CVA programming has been highlighted as a key challenge for the community of practice in scaling up...

16 July 2020

CVA in COVID-19 Contexts: Guidance from the CaLP network

Guidelines and Tools

This is a summary of the key points from the many resources you shared on CVA and COVID through this document. This is a living document and we will continue to update this summary as new resources are added. The below is intended to help organisations understand and prepare for likely impacts of COVID-19...

9 July 2020

COVID-19: Invest now in cash/voucher-social protection scale-up or children pay the price later

Report

Read the article here. Only socially accountable Social Protection Assistance beyond humanitarian cash/voucher programmes – if properly and quickly implemented – will protect generations of children from the aftershocks of COVID-19. Despite cash and voucher transfers becoming the tool of choice of...

25 June 2020

COVID-19 & Urgent Need for Child-Sensitive Social Protection

Policy paper

The COVID-19 pandemic is negatively affecting children’s lives in a myriad of ways. Well-intentioned government containment and response efforts such as movement restrictions and school closures have disrupted education for more than 1.5 billion students, leaving some of the most vulnerable children...

25 June 2020

Gender Implications of Cash Transfers in Malawi

Report

CARE Malawi set out to identify the gendered implications of this cash programming and how participants’ experiences of cash transfers affected gender equality. Because of the large-scale cash response to Cyclone Idai in 2019—largely operated through international nongovernmental organizations...

20 May 2020

The Importance of Acting on Grand Bargain Commitments for a Meaningful Focus on Gender in Cash and Voucher Assistance Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Policy paper

Call at the time of COVID-19 for ensuring response is gender disaggregated and gender sensitive.

15 May 2020

CVA and COVID-19 Tip Sheet for GBV and SRH Programming

Guidelines and Tools

Women and girls affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in crisis and displacement contexts may face increased risk of gender-based violence (GBV) as well as increased financial barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care and services. CVA can address certain financial barriers to access SRH...

14 May 2020