Webinar: Funding for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in humanitarian programming
There is increasing awareness of the magnified impact of crises on women and girls across the globe. COVID-19 has brought this disproportionate impact into sharp focus while also showing, yet again, that women and women’s civil society are critical frontline responders and leaders in response efforts.
What has remained unclear is the extent to which humanitarian interventions that address women and girls are – or are not – being funded, and the consequences of any shortfall. Where information does exist, we know that funding levels remain extremely low.
To help address this gap in evidence, a joint study by UN Women and UNFPA undertook research to ascertain existing funding flows – and the impact of any shortfall – to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in humanitarian action. The study relied on a global analysis alongside four country case studies: Bangladesh, Jordan, Nigeria, and Somalia.
Join UN Women, UNFPA, and The Share Trust in this webinar to learn about the key findings from this study and exchange ideas. The findings from this study examine the existing funding flows to women and girls and mechanisms for tracking data to present ten specific actionable recommendations that can both strengthen the evidence base on existing funding levels as well as serve as a useful advocacy tool to mobilize more resources for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in humanitarian action.
A PDF of the study can be accessed here.
- COURTENAY CABOT VENTON, Research Lead - Share Trust
- DAVID COFFEY, Humanitarian Specialist - UN Women
- ANDERS THOMPSON,UNFPA Representative in Somalia
Meeting ID: 989 5104 3480
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