Manual for Facilitators: Gender Sensitive Refugee Response Programmes - Capacity Development Training for Civil Society Organizations

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Fatih Resul Kilinc, Marta Perez del Pulgar, Zeynep Aydemir Koyuncu

Mainstreaming gender is crucial in humanitarian/refugee response contexts to ensure that the different needs of women, girls, boys, and men are effectively addressed. Evidence from UN Women’s refugee response programme in Turkey indicates that there is a significant capacity gap among civil society organisations (CSOs), including women-led organizations and networks, in mainstreaming gender in their programmatic interventions, which may impede or halt access to services and rights by women and girls.

This publication aims to address this gap by combining training materials and methodology to raise awareness and develop capacities of civil society representatives to integrate gender mainstreaming into their programmatic interventions.

The publication has been developed based on UN Women's experience in Turkey conducting gender-sensitive refugee-response trainings with 490 representatives from 24 CSOs in 2019 and 2020 as part of the "Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey" programme, funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund for Syrian Refugees.

The publication builds on and completements the Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action (IASC 2018) prepared and published by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, which provides guidance to frontline humanitarian workers on how to integrate gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls throughout the humanitarian action cycle.

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