Does Humanitarian Aid Need a Feminist Facelift?
A Women Deliver Side Event at the Commission on the Status of Women
Humanitarian emergencies are decisive moments for gender equality. On one hand, girls and women affected by conflicts and natural disasters face new and increased risks to their health and rights, such as gender-based violence and disruptions in essential sexual and reproductive health services. Yet moments of crisis can also create new opportunities for girls’ and women’s leadership in families and communities – which, when supported and sustained, can drive longer-term gains in gender equality and power progress for all.
By bringing together humanitarian leaders at the global, national, and community levels, this event will share guidance, best practices, and solutions for creating a humanitarian system that places girls and women at the center.
Hayat Mirshad was among the speakers in this event. Full details on this link.