World Humanitarian Day: Women on the frontlines of the Ukraine response

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ActionAid Australia is excited to invite you to an exclusive World Humanitarian Day event to celebrate the leadership and resilience of women on the frontlines of crisis around the globe. 

  • Date: Thursday 18 August 2022
  • Time: 4PM (AEST)
  • Where: Zoom (link will be emailed the day prior)

Speakers:
Natasha Stott Despoja AO, Committee Member at the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women

Carol Angir, Deputy Head of Programs: Humanitarian at ActionAid Australia

Angela Priestley, Publisher & Co Founder of Women’s Agenda & Agenda Media.

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.   

Across the world millions of women face injustice daily, compounded by crises and conflict, which exacerbates pre-existing gender inequalities. However, we know that when a woman is placed at the centre of the emergency response, she builds resilience for herself and her community, the capability to defend her rights, and leadership skills that last a lifetime. 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear how the Arise fund is empowering women to lead humanitarian crisis response in the face of increased emergency around the globe. This includes an exclusive Q&A with Carol Angir, as she shares her experiences working with women leaders in Romania as part of the response to the crisis in Ukraine. 

The Arise Fund is the first global fund directly supporting women-led emergency preparedness and response with a long term, transformative agenda.