Role of women in crisis management

UNFPA's report cites women as being more resilient to conflict, highlights potential of their empowerment.

Maha Mussadaq October 21, 2010

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched ‘The State of World Population 2010,’ report here on Wednesday. It focuses on and encourages the role of women in dealing with humanitarian crisis and conflicts. The report claims that when women have access to the same rights and opportunities as men, they are more resilient to conflict and disaster and can lead reconstruction and renewal efforts.

UNFPA want world leaders, policy-makers, decision-makers, international community, governments, civil society organisations and the media to know about the potential of empowering women.

“Many women and young people have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and begun rebuilding their lives and laying the foundation for peace and renewal of their societies,” said Rabbi Royan, Technical Advisor on Population and Development, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office. Martin Mogwanja, UN Humanitarian Coordinator said that men and women differ so segregated data
and special arrangements were made.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2010.


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