CARE Report: Women and Girls in Emergencies - CARE

CARE Report: Women and Girls in Emergencies

Lagt på 15. marts 2018 af Marie Torp Christensen

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READ TWO PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT GIRLS IN EMERGENCIES

A new report from CARE Danmark shows that women and girls in emergencies are extremely vulnerable. However, not enough funds are set aside to both prevent the problem and provide necessary support for the afflicted women.

More than two out of three women experience gender-based violence, such as sexual assault or partner violence, in connection to war and disasters. It is far more than during normal conditions. Deaths in pregnant women also increase dramatically, and many more young girls are forced into marriage. At the same time, women’s access to employment and income opportunities fall, which make it even harder for them to start a new life.

Main findings of the report:

  • Women are extremely vulnerable during emergencies, and risk of exposure to a number of threats increase.
  • There is a large knowledge gap of the problem.
  • There are not enough funds to either prevent the problem or provide support for victims

Targeted support for women in the event of disaster is severely underfinanced.

Katja Iversen, Chairwomen for Women Deliver, has written the preface. (Pdf)

 

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