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 commit to undertake the following:
Ensure that members of the CHS Alliance have Codes of Conduct that include Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and that they measure their performance in this regard using the self-assessment tool of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).
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.