WIDE supports the advocacy-initiative of several organizations to strengthen a more systematic approach for ensuring that humanitarian action responds to women’s and girls’ rights and needs. Drawing on emerging initiatives, best-practice, research and the perspectives of affected communities themselves, the following recommendations provide a blueprint for governments, donors, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations, and national and local actors to work in tandem to drive system-level changes and put women’s and girls’ rights and agency at the centre of every humanitarian response.
The recommendations talk to:
- Women’s and girls‘ voices and leadership
- Equitable access to sexual and reproductive health services
- Prevention and response to gender-based violence
- Prevention sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and
- Supporting women’s economic empowerment
Read more: Women and girls rights_in_humanitarian_action_AdvocacyBrief_2019