UNDP Article - From The Frontlines: The Women Activists Fighting for Equality Amid Crises

UNDP Article - From The Frontlines: The Women Activists Fighting for Equality Amid Crises



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In conflicts and crises, women and girls are almost always hit hardest.

Two in three women experience gender-based violence in crisis situations. That is double the global average in regular settings, which is already disturbingly high. During the COVID-19 pandemic, women were nearly twice as likely as men to lose their jobs, and there’s been an increase in their experiences of violence. The pandemic is expected to result in an extra 13 million child marriages between 2020 and 2030.

Even before COVID-19, the world was seeing an unprecedented rise in conflict, fragility, violent extremism and climate-related tensions. Approximately 15 percent of the world’s total population – or 1.2 billion people – live in conflict-affected areas, and 100 million people are forcibly displaced. From Afghanistan to Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Syria to Venezuela and Yemen, the majority of those fleeing are women and children.

Like other violent conflicts, the war in Ukraine is inflicting deep harm and is affecting women and girls disproportionately. More than 8 million women have been displaced within and outside of the country. Alarming levels of sexual violence, including exploitation and trafficking, have been reported.

Climate action, natural disasters, peace negotiations and the pandemic have cause hardship for all around the world...

Yet, around the world women are always at the frontline of the solutions of these and more issues...

Click here to read inspiring stories of women who are on the frontline of change.

Read about: 

Marie Carmelle (Haiti) - The Entrepreneur

Viktoria Kucheriava (Ukraine) - The Fire-Fighter

Sana'a Abdulrazaq Abdullah (Iraq) - The Educator

Imanni da Silva (Angola) - The LGBTQI+ Defender

Sadya Tourē (Mali) - The Story Teller

Amrit Kaur (India) - The Health-Care Provider

Maricela Fernāndez Fernāndez (Costa Rica) - The Indigenous Leader

Pradeep Nilmini (Sri Lanka) - The Harvester

Yimis Severiche (Colombia) - The Landowner

Asila Wardak (Afghanistan) - The Activist

Ghada El Khoury (Lebanon) - The Painter

Cedilia (Mozambique) - The Community Leader

Charmaine Mae Dagapioso-Baconga (Philippines) - The Peace Builder

Aisha Abubakar (Nigeria) - The Cosmetologist

Iman Hadi (Yemen) - The Influencer

Nasrin Mohamed Ibrahim (Somalia) - The Journalist


Each woman’s story is unique.

As new layers of uncertainty are stacking up and interacting to unsettle life around the world in unprecedented ways, it’s clear that sustainable peace and resilience cannot happen without ensuring the human rights of half of the world's population.

Change is possible. And as these stories show, it’s already happening.

For the world to build back better in the wake of crises, women’s rights need to be preserved and women’s voices need to be heard. Because, when they are, development thrives, economies grow and peace prevails.

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