In the protection mainstreaming framework, analysis refers to ensuring that all programming is underpinned by an understanding of the protection context throughout the program cycle in order to ensure safety, dignity and meaningful access for people and communities affected by crisis. 

Practically, this means that:

  • Questions are included in needs assessments to ensure understanding of vulnerabilities and to identify barriers to safety, access and dignity for diverse groups
  • Protection and safeguarding related threats, vulnerabilities and capacities, as well as power dynamics, are analyzed, inform programming, and are updated regularly throughout the program cycle.
  • All data collected is disaggregated by sex, age, disability, and where appropriate other diversity factors such as language and ethnicity and is used to inform programming.
  • Systems are in place to safeguard personal information collected from communities.

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