Keyword: Women’s rights

Women’s rights


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7.3

Women’s rights in emergencies

At the heart of ActionAid’s work is a commitment to promoting women’s rights. This is central to all objectives in ActionAid’s strategy, People’s action to end poverty, and is non-negotiable in all programmes, including emergency preparedness and response, based on the understanding that the underlying causes of poverty and injustice are gendered. In emergencies, violence against women is exacerbated.

The different needs, risks and opportunities for women and men affected by emergencies must be analysed. Strategic Objective 4 highlights the critical importance of women’s leadership in building community resilience and enabling effective disaster response and preparedness. Women and their rights must be explicit in all aspects of emergencies programming to ensure access, equity and protection.

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