SDDirect was contracted by the Danish Government to produce a Guidance Note to support the rollout and implementation of their new National Action Plan (2021-2025) to advance United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. The guidance covers:
Women, Peace and Security
SDDirect recognises the distinct and disproportionate impact crises have on women and girls. The breakdown of the rule of law, the circulation and availability of small arms, and the breakdown of family structures all contribute to exacerbated human rights abuses against women in these settings. These abuses include - but are not limited to - increased sexual violence by armed groups, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and forced marriage. These risks are exacerbated for women and girls with disabilities, religious or ethnic minorities, and members of the LGBTQI+ community.
We are committed to working in some of the most hard-to-reach and volatile contexts to help protect and uphold human rights. We have a wealth of experience supporting bilateral donors, multilateral entities, national governments, and civil society organisations to ensure humanitarian aid is designed and delivered inclusively and equitably. We recognise that strengthening gender equality and social inclusion is critical to achieving peace and stability, and to achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are committed to taking an intersectional approach in all our work, that recognises the diversity of women and girls’ experiences in these contexts.
We pride ourselves in and designing, delivering, monitoring, and evaluating interventions that help facilitate women and other marginalised groups’ participation and leadership in humanitarian response, stabilisation, early recovery, peacebuilding, and state-building efforts. We also have extensive experience working in conflict-prone environments to build accountable governance systems that contribute towards peacebuilding and state-building.
Our expertise in this area includes:
Safeguarding against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) in crisis contexts
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention, risk mitigation and response in crisis contexts
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in humanitarian action
Gender and conflict analysis
Women’s participation and leadership in conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts
The design, monitoring and evaluation of national action plans to advance United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
If you would like to hear more about our work on Women, Peace and Security, please reach out to Emma Haegeman, Head of Governance and Inclusive Societies Portfolio, at EmmaHaegeman@sddirect.org.uk
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SDDirect manages the GBV AoR Helpdesk (Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility Helpdesk), on behalf of the GBV Area of Responsibility, providing a unique research and technical advice service for all GBV in emergencies practitioners. This is a free and confidential research and advice service for humanitarian actors working on GBV risk mitigation, prevention and response in emergencies.
Our work in this area
- SDDirect manages the GBV AoR Helpdesk (Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility Helpdesk), on behalf of the GBV Area of Responsibility, providing a unique research and technical advice service for all GBV in emergencies practitioners. This is a free and confidential research and advice service…
- SDDirect was contracted by the Danish Government to produce a Guidance Note to support the rollout and implementation of their new National Action Plan (2021-2025) to advance United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. The guidance covers…