The SGFPN started in 2015 and today is chaired by UNHCR Inter-Sector Coordinator.
The Jordan Refugee ISWG seeks to ensure that women and men (including young adults and elderly), girls and boys (including adolescents, children and infants) are able to equitably access the available humanitarian resources irrespective of their gender or age.
This reflects the policies of its member agencies. One of the strategies that it uses is to sponsor a cross-sectorial network that focuses on how to effectively promote gender equality in the sectors’ needs analyses, strategic responses and activities, and response indicators.
The SGFPN comprises gender focal points nominated from each of the refugee sectors. The role of the Gender Focal Points is to support their nominating sector to incorporate and monitor gender equality measures.
The Network uses a range of strategies to support its members, including: peer-learning, information sharing, coaching, training, training others, and sharing useful resources.