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Invest in Women-Focused Civil Society Organizations in Humanitarian Settings

Sources:

  • Only 3% of humanitarian aid was directed to local and national organizations in 2017 – and even less to those focused on girls and women (Global Humanitarian Assistance, 2018)
  • Peace agreements are 35% more likely to last at least 15 years if women are engaged (International Peace Institute, 2015)
  • During the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, women’s groups mobilized quickly to help pregnant and breastfeeding women prevent infection (NEAR Network, 2018)
  • Since the Arab Spring, women’s movements have pushed Tunisia to adopt constitutional protections for women’s equal rights (Human Rights Watch, 2015)
  • Years after the 2015 Nepalese earthquakes, women’s groups continue to help lead efforts to rebuild homes and provide safe shelter (Standing et al, 2016)

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