Young Women & Girls Need Crisis Funding Too

“We need to know the humanitarian sector stands with us.”  

In 2022, women’s rights organizations, movements, and institutions received only 0.34% of total global aid flow.

Despite this fact, young women and girls, and especially young feminists, have been on the frontlines of responding to humanitarian crises around the world. In Afghanistan, they have helped to run health clinics and food assistance projects. In Sudan, they have helped to establish “emergency rooms,” providing medical, psychosocial and other essential services for survivors of gender-based violence. In Ukraine, they have opened and managed shelters for women and children displaced by the conflict. These are just some examples from the three case studies in “The Active but Underfunded Role Young Women and Girls Play in Crises” report by the Institute for Journalism and Social Change, Global Fund for Women, MADRE, and Purposeful.

Read more for data-driven recommendations on how moments of crisis can also be opportunities for young women and girls to take up space and lead transformative initiatives that center the needs of the most marginalized.