Minimum Standards for Gender in Emergencies

Oxfam’s Minimum Standards for Gender in Emergencies have been developed to be used as a tool for humanitarian program practitioners to ensure a consistent approach to promoting gender equality in humanitarian preparedness and response programming. The minimum standards are built on four areas:

  • Using gender analysis throughout the project cycle to inform planning, program design and implementation, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning;
  • Ensuring participation, dignity, empowerment;
  • Promoting gender equality through internal practices;
  • Addressing Gender-based Violence and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. 



Related Humanitarian Policy Notes

  1. Gender Issues in Conflict and Humanitarian Action
  2. Violence against Women and Girls in Emergencies