Brief: Engendering the Crisis Response in Lebanon &Jordan

18 Dec 2020

With the ongoing conflict in Syria since 2011, millions of Syrians have sought asylum in neighbouring countries.
The following report seeks to assess the level of inclusion of gender perspective in the Syrian crisis response
in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In addition to this crisis, each country has existing political, social, economic, and
legal constraints that have compounded the difficulties faced by refugee and vulnerable host populations,
particularly women and girls. The situation of Syrian refugee women is impacted by local, regional and
international policy frameworks and social contexts. Though the three countries have different approaches
to address the refugee crisis, and in some instances contextual and legal variances, many challenges and
circumstances are common.
Objectives of the report
The report combines cross country analysis with detailed reading of each specific national context. The study
investigates if and how the main actors in the response to the Syrian refugee crisis (governmental institutions,
UN agencies, national and international NGOs) are integrating a gender perspective in the design of their
strategies and in the implementation of their programs, across the different sectors.