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Disasters, protracted crises and conflicts disproportionately affect women. However, women and their organizations are significantly underrepresented in humanitarian response. The evidence shows that engaging with local and national actors is critical for successful humanitarian work. This is especially the case in responses focusing on gender equality and Gender-Based Violence (GBV), as these programmes may challenge prevailing cultural norms. Despite this, the data shows that local women’s organizations receive a small fraction of the funding available.
This report reviews existing funding data on protection. It focuses specifically on GBV response in order to understand the extent to which commitments and initiatives on GBV prevention and response, but also localization, are being realized.
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