5. Gender and finance / human resources

Equipping humanitarian responses with the right skills, tools, and capacities to integrate gender effectively requires adequate and appropriate internal financial and human resources. Key considerations in this domain include:

  • Ensure a gender balanced team at all levels
  • Budget for appropriate and adequate resources to fund the gender mainstreaming and gender specific work required for the response, which may include funding the support of specific gender expertise
  • Train all staff, including partners, on gender equality and diversity, and include specific mention of their gender responsibilities and objectives in their ToR
  • Include an understanding of, and commitment to, gender equality in partner assessments