How can humanitarian organisations encourage more women in surge?

Humanitarian responses rely heavily on having people quickly in place to meet the immediate needs of affected populations. This paper asserts that the ‘right people’ means a gender balance in surge practice and therefore more women in surge roles.

Written by Sonya Ruparel and Clare Bleasdale of ActionAid International and Kathleen O’Brien from CARE International, this paper looks at some of the barriers and challenges that organisations face in increasing the number of women in surge response teams. It highlights some of the challenges women who are surged internationally face and offers some recommendations on how these can be addressed by the sector.

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: ActionAid, Transforming Surge Capacity
  • Published: April 2017
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