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Where are the women? Voices from compounded crises

This International Women’s Day 2023, the Women Leaders in Health and Conflict initiative and R4HSSS are launching a new seminar series, highlighting the disproportionate impact that crises have on women.

Starting on the 8 March 2023, we will bring together individuals involved in and supporting the 6 February earthquake response in Turkey and Syria to discuss the community wide impact of the earthquake, focusing on the experiences of women.


Dr. Hala Alghawi, Program and Advocacy Consultant at MedGlobal Syria, Co-founder of Syria Bright Future (SBF) and Families For Freedom

Muzna Al Jundi, Head of Al Qeyam Center for Development

Abeer Aryan, Head of Athar Al Farasha for Development

Ola Ismail, Volunteer with the Syria Civil Defense (the White Helmets)

We know that unequal power relations, inequalities, and discrimination mean that women and girls are often disproportionately impacted by crises and conflict. Yet, to date, there has been limited focus on  what the impact of the earthquake means for women, children, and vulnerable individuals in a context already impacted by protracted conflict. This seminar series aims to highlight these critical issues, amplify the voices of women, support individuals on the ground through advocacy, and explore recommendations to improve inclusive responses in compounded crises.

Read more about the work of the Women Leaders in Health and Conflict initiative here.

The event is free but we invite/urge you to donate to one of the following organisations listed in this document.

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