Ensuring the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

Photo credit: UN Women Moldova

In response to the refugee crisis in Moldova caused by the war in Ukraine, UN Women is co-chairing the Gender Task Force (GTF) jointly with the Platform for Gender Equality to ensure that gender perspective is integrated into the humanitarian action and that the different needs, priorities and capacities of women, girls, men and boys are addressed.

It participates in different sector working groups and supports the Refugee Coordination Forum with technical expertise and gender mainstreaming tools; provides capacity building on gender in humanitarian action; advocates for the collection of Sex, Age, and Disability Disaggregated Data (SADD) and conducts gender analyses to inform humanitarian planning, programming and monitoring.

UN Women works to strengthen the participation of local women organisations in the refugee response. It administers the partnership agreements signed between the Womenʼs Peace and Humanitarian Fund and women’s organisations to boost the participation and leadership of women in humanitarian planning and response, enhance the security and mental health of women and girls and contribute towards the economic recovery and participation of women in peacebuilding.

Our future priorities will focus on:

  • Continue leading on Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA), and enable participation of Moldovan women organisations, as well as refugee women in refugee response.
  • Ensure SADD in analysis, project development and accountability in humanitarian context.
  • Expand programming along humanitarian-development- peace nexus to enhance women’s leadership in humanitarian response and in fostering dialogue, social cohesion and conflict prevention in communities.
  • Strenghten refugee women economic resilience and prevent gender based violence in humanitarian context.