Report on the consultation with gender and GBV actors in Africa, conducted in partnership with African Disability Forum, Network of African Women with Disabilities, UNFPA and the CP/GBV Sub-Cluster in Ethiopia (English)

Date published
01 May 2018
Research, reports and studies
Conflict, violence & peace, Disability, Gender

In 2016, the United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Working Group established a Task Team to develop IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action (herein referred to as IASC Disability Guidelines). The Task Team membership spans UN agencies, humanitarian actors, NGOs and organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) and includes Member States as observers. The Task Team is co-chaired by the International Disability Alliance, Handicap International and UNICEF. Further details on the Task Team, including Terms of Reference and Work Plan, can be found on the IASC website: The Consultation Process for the Guidelines is currently underway, with regional consultations being conducted the Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Africa and Latin America. Draft Guidelines will be piloted or tested in humanitarian contexts in the third quarter of 2018, and then finalized by the end of the year