Perspectives from local women led and women's rights organisations

Local women-led organisations and women’s rights organisations play critically important roles in crisis response, but their efforts often lack both political and financial support. In this report, 15 such organisations provide a snap-shot of the COVID-19 response to date in terms of access to funding, partnerships and decision-making for women-led organisations and women’s rights organisations. 

The following organisations shared their insights with us and/or helped with outreach to a wider range of local women’s groups in their context for this research:

  • Alkeram Association – Jordan
  • Arab Women Organisation Jordan
  • Association Najdeh Lebanon
  • Association of Voluntary Actions for Society – Bangladesh
  • Association Zain Alsharaf – Jordan
  • Candle of Hope – Kenya
  • Nari Maitree – Bangladesh
  • New Women’s Connector – Netherlands
  • Reach Out – Cameroon
  • Refugee Consortium of Kenya
  • Rehabilitation Empowerment and Better Health Initiative – Nigeria
  • Titi Foundation South Sudan
  • Voice For Change – Papua New Guinea
  • Women International Peace Centre – Uganda
  • Women’s Affair Center – Gaza
  • Countries: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Netherlands, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, South Sudan, West Bank and Gaza
  • Co-authors: CAFOD, Action Aid, Danish Church Aid, Oxfam
  • Published: July 2020

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