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Women and the new humanitarian agenda

Start:
8 March 2017 8:30 am
End:
8 March 2017 10:30 am

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The 2016 World Humanitarian Summit was a first step towards recognising the central role of women in humanitarian crises. Women are not only disproportionally affected by humanitarian disasters, with over 75 percent of the 125 million people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide being women and children; they are among the first responders in a humanitarian crisis, playing a critical role in the survival of families and communities and supporting communities rebuild after crises. Empowering women as change agents and leaders in humanitarian action is therefore essential for taking the new “Agenda for Humanity” from theory to reality.

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