Inclusivity and diversity in humanitarian operations

The resources in this collection analyse, evaluate and provide information about the welfare of persons in emergencies or/and disasters including people with special needs, women, children, and the elderly, of different ethnicity, race, nationality and religion. Social inclusion aims at improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society especially by improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of every member of the society regardless of the social, economic, political and religious status. It also entails that all should be consulted, informed, involved and participate in developmental initiatives that affect them. 

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LGBTIQ+ inclusion in humanitarian action

This collection contains consultation and research reports, good practices documents and needs assessment on Gender Protection, LGBTIQ+ inclusion in humanitarian action and Gender Based Violence.
Resources originate from all countries, with some coming more specifically from Jordan and Lebanon.
Current guidance comes from leading local and global organizations and institutions: All Survivors Project, Australian Aid, Heartland Alliance International, International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPFF), Oxfam Australia, UNHCR, UN Women and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
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People With Special Needs (PWSN) Inclusion in Settlements in Humanitarian Action

This collection contains a case study, a good practice, guidelines, a presentation and a report on the inclusion of People With Special Needs (PWSN) in settlements in humanitarian action. Current guidance comes from leading organisations: Age and Disability Consortium, CCCM Cluster, CBM International, European Commission, Global Shelter Cluster, Humanity & Inclusion (HI), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Please send suggestions for additional content for this Collection to, or create your own Collection on the Library. 

Ageing and Disability in Pakistan

The "Ageing and Disability in Pakistan" Collection presents a selection of reports, documents, and academic research about the programs concerning disability and the elderly in Pakistan. This collection addresses the following topics among others: a- Older Adults’ Social Support and its Effect on Their Everyday Self-Maintenance Activities: Findings from the Household Survey which is a work from the University of Punjab, Lahore in Pakistan dealing with the increasing frailty and disability with age and helpful role from communities and social networks support; b- FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL PARTICIPATION OF ELDERLY PEOPLE: A STUDY IN LAHORE which is a study to identify major factors associated with social participation of older people; c- Services and Facilities Available to Children with Disabilities in Special Schools of Karachi Region which is a survey on the evaluation of the different services found within schools for students with disabilities located in the Karachi region...; d-  Ageing and Disability in Humanitarian Response and; also e- Ageing in Pakistan—A New Challenge which are resources dealing with elderly and challenges and solutions…