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Turning Crisis Response On Its Head
Despite being disproportionately impacted by disasters, women’s leadership in times of crisis still goes unrecognised and under resourced. And yet, when disasters strike, women are the first to take action, often putting their lives on the line to protect others.
When a woman is placed at the centre of emergency response, she builds resilience for herself and her community, the capability to defend her rights, and leadership skills that last a lifetime.
ActionAid established the Arise Fund to drive our pioneering women-led humanitarian work, which recognises and supports women’s leadership during crisis.
The Arise Fund’s ambition is to raise $10 million to empower one million women around the world with the resources and networks they need to lead their communities in times of crisis.
Together, we will:
- Prepare women before disaster strikes through support in emergency preparedness, conflict resolution training, and community-based protection programs
- Provide rapid response funding in times of crisis to ensure women and their organisations are resourced when they need it most.