“The war in Ukraine may be changing the feminist movement, but it’s not stopping it”: Resilience in the face of adversity

Ukrainian Women’s Fund’s rapid response grants help women’s rights organizations and feminist organisations evacuate civilians from active war zones, provide shelters, support people in bomb-proofing their residences, and to build systems for interaction among civil society organizations, volunteer groups, businesses, and the government. Credit: Courtesy of Ukrainian Women’s Fund

How is the sudden escalation of conflict affecting women and girls? What are you seeing as an emerging phenomenon?

What role are women’s rights organizations playing in the evolving crisis?

Ukrainian Women’s Fund’s grantees provide the essentials to the shelters for people who flee from combat zones of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Credit: Courtesy of Ukrainian Women’s Fund

How has UWF supported women’s rights organizations, and what does your organization need at this time?

  • collecting and distributing humanitarian aid where it is most needed and supplying women who serve in the armed and defense forces;
  • evacuating people and creating shelters;
  • coordinating the transit of displaced people, volunteers and authorities;
  • recording crimes;
  • organizing medical and psychological support for victims and witnesses of military aggression; and
  • creating systems to collect and transmit information that will save lives and enable communities to host displaced people.

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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is the only global grant-making mechanism dedicated to eradicating all forms of #VAWG. https://untf.unwomen.org/