Minimum standards for protection, gender and inclusion in emergencies

Emergencies exacerbate existing gender inequalities, and the incidence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), violence against children and trafficking in human beings often increase during and after emergencies. These standards are to be used by all Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers, and as a key reference for partners and other stakeholders interested in the IFRC’s approach to Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) issues.

This guidance presents Red Cross and Red Crescent staff, members and volunteers with a set of minimum standards for protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) in emergencies. It aims to ensure that the emergency programming of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and National Societies provides dignity, access, participation and safety for all people affected by disasters and crises.

The guidance is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic (العربية)

The minimum standards are complemented by the comprehensive PGI in Emergencies Toolkit, available in English, Spanish and Arabic.