Emergency Response

Donations towards survivors of cyclone Idai
Donations towards survivors of cyclone Idai

In order to achieve the desired results, WAG has adopted emergency responses as a strategy to respond to the SRHR needs of women and girls in emergencies. The expected outcome is to reduce vulnerability of women and girls to GBV and SRH challenges in humanitarian settings. Understanding women’s immediate and long-term needs and challenges is vital in any emergency response. Beyond basic needs, crisis often have long lasting devastating effects on the community based on pre-existing gendered differences. The gendered division of labour, and gender based violence could be worsened or changed by a humanitarian crisis. Hence WAG’s emergency responses will address the needs of women and girls in terms of increasing access to SRHR, RMNCH and GBV services and information through advocacy and service provision during any humanitarian crisis or emergency.