Time for a better bargain: How the Aid system shortchanges women and girls in crisis

This report appraises top government donors and UN agencies on financing women’s rights and women-led organisations in countries experiencing humanitarian crises and on ensuring women’s participation in leadership. It finds that UN agencies and wealthy nations have not adequately taken action on rhetoric to ensure women and girls are at the heart of response to crises.

Drawing from publicly available information, the report assesses the top 11 donors and 5 UN agencies and finds that, with some exceptions, they have fallen short of significantly funding women’s groups in fragile and conflict-affected states; that most do not sufficiently fund gender equality or gender-sensitive programmes; and that UN agencies and humanitarian coordination clusters do not systematically track which of their partners are women’s rights or women-led organisations.

The report also provides a framework for donors and agencies to transparently track progress and ensure that #SheLeadsinCrisis.

  • Countries: Global
  • Published: March 2021

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