Arise: Women Leading Climate Solutions

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Launched by ActionAid Australia, Arise is the first global fund directly supporting women-led emergency preparedness and response with a long term, transformative agenda.

Despite being disproportionately impacted by disasters, women’s leadership in times of crisis still goes unrecognised and under resourced. Women’s voices are ignored and their agency not recognised. And yet, when disasters strike, women are the first to take action.  Often putting their lives on the line to protect others, women are more likely to account for the needs of the whole community and to create lasting, sustainable change.

That’s why ActionAid has launched Arise to empower 1 million women in 5 years with the resources and networks they need to lead their communities in times of crisis. We know that when disaster strikes, a woman’s place is leading the charge to protect their communities and to transform women’s status in society long-term.

Right now, ActionAid is responding to multiple crises across the world – including ongoing support in Ukraine, addressing urgent needs for communities affected by the Türkiye-Syria earthquakes and now, providing emergency relief in Vanuatu, which has just been hit by two damaging cyclones in one week.

  • $55 can provide a hygiene kit for a displaced woman with soap, underwear and sanitary items
  • $170 will support a female headed household with livelihood support
  • $350 can provide disaster preparedness and response training for a woman leader

Please consider making a donation today.