The board and staff of Global Fund for Women stand in solidarity with those facing the enormous destruction and tragic loss of life that has resulted from Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded. We hope that you, your relatives, friends and colleagues are safe.
We strongly encourage current grantee partners in the region to use their funds for immediate humanitarian needs. In addition to that, we will be providing additional funding to women’s organizations that are engaged in the relief efforts.
To support our grantee partners delivering local on-the-ground support to women and children in need, please donate today.
The unfortunate reality is that natural disasters often exacerbate existing inequalities and discrimination against women. Women and girls, who account for over half of the 200 million people affected annually by natural disasters, are typically at greater risk from natural hazards than men – particularly in low-income countries and among the poor, according to the Brookings Institution.
Global Fund for Women will continue to support grantee partners in their efforts to meet critical needs for food and medicine, to rebuild their communities and ensure women’s rights long after the immediate crisis is over.