The GADN Humanitarian working group (HWG) focuses its work on addressing the specific consequences gender inequality and gender based violence (GBV) has on women and girls in humanitarian contexts.


Zarina Khan, ActionAid

Howard Mollett, CARE International UK

Aims and objectives:

Our overall advocacy goal is that women's and girls’ needs and rights are prioritised through specific policy, funding and programming in humanitarian settings resulting in their empowerment and the recognition of their role and value within their communities. We will do this by:

  • Sharing knowledge and best practices on women and girls’ protection needs in the settings we operate.
  • Supporting each others’ advocacy efforts and potentially doing joint advocacy that is not covered by similar GADN working groups or by the Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) network. It will also provide a link to GAPS work for those organisations who are not GAPS members.

Working Group Publications