IRRC No. 902

Inclusive gender: Why tackling gender hierarchies cannot be at the expense of human rights and the humanitarian imperative

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The "Debate" section of the Review aims to contribute to the reflection on current ethical, legal or operational controversies around humanitarian issues. In its issue on "Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict" (Vol. 96, No. 894, 2014), the Review published an Opinion Note by Chris Dolan entitled "Letting Go of the Gender Binary: Charting New Pathways for Humanitarian Interventions on Gender-Based Violence", arguing for a shift in the conceptualization of gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian settings from an emphasis on gender equality to an ethos of gender inclusivity.

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