Joint Position calling for a pledge to empower women at the World Humanitarian Summit

August 2015

The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) aims at major global reforms to better protect and assist people affected by crisis. The Gender and Development Network alongside other organisations (list below) have collectively called on the WHS to put women’s leadership, gender equality and gender-based violence (GBV) at the heart of these reforms.

ABAAD, Lebanon

Arab Organisation for Human Rights

Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO), Nepal

Gregoria Apaza Center for the Promotion of Women (CPMGA), Bolivia

Isis-Women’s International Cross-Cultural Exchange

Iraqi Networks for UNSCR 1325

Syrian Women’s League

Sawa for Aid and Development, Lebanon

Women Now for Development, Syria

Federation of Women’s Lawyers, Kenya

Women in Law and Development in Africa

COWLA (Coalition of Women living with HIV/AIDS), Malawi

NAGAAD Network, Somaliland

Women with Disabilities Development Foundation, Bangladesh

Gender Action on Peace and Security (GAPS)

Gender and Development Network

Action Aid International

CARE International

Oxfam International

Womankind Worldwide

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom


Download the paper (English) here.

Download the paper (Arabic) here.

Download the paper (French) here.