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Support Women in Emergencies

UN Women Australia

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Age Demographic
Varied Ages
Project Focus
Project Area
International
Rural/Regional

Project Description

When crisis occurs, people’s lives change in an instant. Death, injury, displacement, and the destruction of infrastructure and institutions affect entire communities as a result. When fleeing from war or escaping disaster, there is little time to think of taking anything but the clothes on your back. Too often, in the wake of crisis, the unique needs of women and girls are ignored or simply forgotten in response efforts and women and girls are left without the basics. UN Women works to ensure that when crisis hits, women and girls have the essentials they need by providing dignity kits, which include sanitary pads, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, underwear to restore their sense of dignity and a torch to help keep them safe. Just $20 can provide a dignity kit for a woman or girl in a crisis.

Expected Outcomes

UN Women aims to leave no woman behind when disaster and crisis occur. With public support, we can ensure we are there where and when we are needed, to provide women and girls with the essential they need to restore their health, dignity and wellbeing.

Project Data & Lessons

Updates on this project can be found at unwomen.org.au

Project Dates

Update
Women's needs in this area are on-going

Funding Details

$54,000
Funding Needed
$46,000
Current Funding
$100,000
Total Project Costs
0
Approved Tax Deductability Status
Other Funding Sources

Organisation Details

UN Women Australia
ABN: 23 638 729 775

Contact

Phone: (02) 6185 0010

About UN Women Australia

A global champion for women and girls, UN Women is the United Nations entity responsible for promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality and was established to accelerate progress to meet the needs of women and girls worldwide. UN Women Australia is a registered charity in Australia which exists to raise funds for and awareness of UN Women’s work across the Pacific and around the world. UN Women Australia is recognised by UN Women as its partner in Australia to advance UN Women’s agenda. UN Women’s priority areas of work include: • Expanding women’s leadership and participation• Ending violence against women and girls• Ending poverty through enhancing women’s economic empowerment• Responding to crises, building peace and resilience, with women’s needs and talents at the centre of disaster planning and response

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