18-19 JUNE 2019 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels


Women and girls in emergencies

The marginalization and vulnerability of women living in poverty is worsened in the wake of conflicts, disasters and complex emergencies. Understanding the underlying drivers of the differentiated impacts of crisis and conflicts on women is a prerequisite for identifying ways to leverage the potential of women’s leadership for more sustainable and inclusive recovery, peace-building and community resilience. More cooperation among governments, donors, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society, women's organizations and the private sector is needed to do a better job of prioritizing protection and helping survivors.

Improvements will require clear leadership, higher standards, and accountability in cases where girls and women experience rape and other forms of sexual violence.