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Tell Global Leaders: The world is better when she leads too

Women and girls know best what they need in crises, yet they are often severely under resourced and excluded from decisions that affect them.

More than 235 million people will be affected by humanitarian crises this year. Women and girls are typically hit hardest by conflict and disasters — they are more likely to be displaced, subjected to gender-based violence and to lose their livelihoods.

During the COVID-19 response, local women's groups have often been best placed to respond in emergencies. Women have the trust, knowledge and access to their communities, hold deeper understanding of women’s and girls’ gender-based needs and tend to fulfil frequently unacknowledged services and knowledge gaps in humanitarian response. They are also the ones who stay and deliver well beyond the crisis phase. Why then do women-led and women’s rights organizations receive less than one per cent of official development assistance funding?

Tell global leaders: When women and girls lead, we all benefit.

"Global Leaders: I urge you to keep your commitments to get more resources into the hands of women and girls. More inclusive solutions — shaped by women and girls — improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our response to COVID-19 recovery, conflict and climate crises. When women and girls lead, we all benefit."

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