Women on the front-line
In 2014, only 1% of all funding in fragile states went to women’s groups. This was despite pressing evidence showing that when women are meaningfully engaged in humanitarian response, and their needs are directly addressed, interventions are more effective, and transition to recovery is accelerated for the whole community.
The World Humanitarian Summit next week must seek strengthened political commitment and practical action to protect women and girls from violence, and support the inspiring and tireless efforts by women activists who are leading efforts to assist those in need – their voice should be heard and their efforts bolstered.
Here are some of the inspiring women working on the front-line of our emergency response...
CARE staff in Hodeidah: “I am afraid for my family”A plea for peace, written by Mohammad, our colleague and last staff member in Hodeidah, Yemen....What is it like to live under siege? Read one woman’s story of how ordinary people struggle to stay alive...