CARE COVID-19 advocacy position paper

This paper provides a summary of key issues and priority approaches to help ensure a COVID-19 local-led and gendered response that meets the needs of all people, including those most left behind. The paper draws on existing CARE positions in the COVID-19 crisis and is in line with existing humanitarian advocacy priorities for CARE (localisation, Gender in Emergencies, nexus, effectiveness).

Key aims include:

  • Ensure principled humanitarian access to all people in need
  • Accelerate the New Way of Working and the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Triple Nexus given the far reaching and long term impacts of COVID-19
  • Make more funding available to NGOs and adopt more flexible and adaptable funding and grants management mechanisms
  • Ensure a gendered, rights-based and localised response that puts women and girls at the centre.

Available in English, Arabic, French, and Spanish.

  • Countries: Global
  • Published: March 2020
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