Gender equality is essential for improvements in humanitarian accountability, and I am delighted to be part of this initiative to move towards a more equitable humanitarian system. Gender equality is a cornerstone of the Core Humanitarian Standard, and the CHS Alliance will work to promote equality at all levels of our work, and among our members, partners and other stakeholders.
I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
Judith F. Greenwood,
I also commit to undertake the following:
Ensure Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is not an issue for women only. At present, few PSEA practitioners are men. We need to encourage and support male aid workers to be peer leaders and role models in countering SEA. To this end, during 2017, the CHS Alliance will mentor two additional male aid workers to become SEA investigations trainers, and we will promote engagement by men in all our work on PSEA through the year.
Provide evidence in the CHS Alliance annual report demonstrating how CHS Alliance members are performing against the indicator on diversity, ability, age and gender included in the Core Humanitarian Standard Self-Assessment Tool. Based on the results of the self-assessment, members draw up an improvement plan to improve their performance, and report back to the Alliance.