Resources for addressing gender-based violence against women and girls in humanitarian settings.

Why Wait? How the Humanitarian System Can Better Fund Women-Led and Women’s Rights Organisations

Women’s rights and women-led organisations (WROs/WLOs) are a critical driving force in providing effective gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response services to women and girls impacted by conflict and displacement. Although rhetorical recognition of WROs/WLOs has grown at policy levels, funding to WROs/WLOs remains incredibly low. Following on from “WHY NOT LOCAL?”, this report provides analysis from across three contexts: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Ukraine. It reveals the pervasive systemic barriers preventing WROs/WLOs to access humanitarian funding.

  • Read the full report in English. A summary of the report is available HERE, and translations of the summary are available French, Dari, Pashto, and Ukrainian at the same link.
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