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Welcome to UNICEF Gender Equality Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action playlist with Interactive Game! This playlist has been specifically designed to help you develop your understanding of the three commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and how gender is mainstreamed across various sector CCCs commitments.

With this playlist you will be able to integrate gender into the UNICEF humanitarian programming and advocacy that you support in order to ensure more effective, inclusive and quality programming, that reaches the full diversity of girls and boys, including the least likely to access services and face the greatest risks. 

This playlist includes a two-player game that will test your practical skills through different activities and enhance your social learning experience. As an early adopter, you will be one of the first learners to play the game. The game must be played with another person (e.g. colleague, friend, peer). It is therefore important to invite another person/team member at this stage to go on this learning journey with you

Please use any of these short sample invitation emails to invite a colleague/peer/friend. You will find further instructions on how to play the game once you and the colleague have joined this activity.


You will need to complete the Introduction to the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action course before completing this playlist.

Learning objectives

On completion of this playlist you will:

  • Understand how gender equality has been reflected in the CCCs and in UNICEF’s approach to humanitarian action.
  • Distinguish between gender-specific standalone commitments and integration of gender across sectors i.e gender mainstreaming.


  • Confident to apply the Gender Equality CCCs when you are supporting a humanitarian response.
  • Confident to use the CCCs to engage local NGOs, women and affected population/groups.
  • Motivated to improve your skills further

Be able to:

  • Practice how to engage with local organizations representing adolescent girls, women’s rights, and youth to gather a better understanding of the situation on the ground and as a step to designing the most appropriate response.


This learning activity is applicable to all UNICEF staff, managers and partners who are responsible for designing and implementing humanitarian programmes.  It provides the necessary building blocks that increase their ability to remain accountable to the gender equality commitments and how gender is integrated throughout the CCCs. The learning is therefore targeted at all staff across all HQ, regional, country and field offices.


It should take you about 1 hour to complete this playlist.


This playlist uses a webinar, assessment, virtual game-based learning and FAQs to help you to build and strengthen your understanding of how to put UNICEF Gender Equality Core Commitments for Children guiding principles and framework effectively into practice.


The structure is as follows:

  • Webinar
  • Simulation Exercise
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Evaluation and Certificate

Contact details

This playlist was designed and developed by Nelly Owano and Karima Duval from the Humanitarian Evidence and Learning Section (HELS) in partnership with Omar Robles and Mariangela Bizzarri from the Gender Section in the Programme Division 

For any questions on Gender CCCs, please contact Omar Robles, Capacity Development Specialist, Gender Equality Section, Programme Division,

For general playlist queries, please contact Jan Eijkenaar, Chief, Humanitarian Evidence and Learning Section, Office of Emergency Programmes,

For technical issues please contact