POSTED August 20, 2019
Women have innate skills to join humanitarian work in their homeland
Why women are ideal stewards for their communities
This week as we mark World Humanitarian Day, which a focuses on female workers this year, it’s fitting to consider how local women can make a big difference in their communities in times of emergency.
Sinéad Magill, managing partner, at the global company Palladium, makes that point in a recent opinion piece in Thomson Reuters Foundation News. “Women play a pivotal role in all life-saving sectors, from healthcare and food security to shelter and social protection,” she explains, adding that they understand their community’s needs, have access to vulnerable women and children and are essential to bringing people together to recover after an emergency.
We see how bringing women together is a good thing. At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we encourage females to support each other as well as children and youth. They’re earning money, improving their leadership skills and sparking positive change at home and in their communities.
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