World Humanitarian Day has put women in the spotlight this year. You may be wondering why it is important to focus on women aid workers? There are at least two reasons:

  • The presence of women makes it possible to reach populations and to be accepted in areas where it would not be possible without them.
  • Humanitarian women experience gender-based violence: they are more likely to be kidnapped or subjected to sexual harassment, including within the organization for which they work.

August 19th is an opportunity to remember the important role that women have in the field but also the fact that they are on the front line.

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