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Past Conflict Respond Fund Partners

 

Our Conflict Respond Fund allows us to meet the urgent needs of women survivors in emerging conflict zones around the world.

By identifying and quickly allocating resources to credible partners on the ground, we are able to help women and girls rebuild their lives.  

Since its launch in 2018, our Conflict Response Fund has supported women survivors of conflict and war in the following countries:

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Syria

After ten years, Syria remains the world’s largest refugee crisis. According to UNCHR:

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6.6M

More than 6.6 million Syrians have been forced to flee their country since 2011

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6.7M

Another 6.7 million people remain internally displaced

How We've Helped in Syria

Women have suffered the most with the resurgence of violence in Syria, with women and girls becoming more vulnerable to brutality, sexual violence, and extreme poverty. 

In partnership with Women Now for Development, we invested in opportunities for Syrian women and girls to learn marketable skills and receive grants to start businesses, earn an income, and support their families.   

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Afghanistan
Yemen

The civil war in Yemen left millions of its people displaced.

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76%

76% of displaced Yemeni people are women and children

How We've Helped in Yemen

We partnered with a local organization, Yemen Women's Union, to raise awareness of gender-based violence and provide psychosocial support for women survivors. 

Within the community, Yemen Women's Union formed protection committees and held awareness sessions that educated the community about gender-based violence and highlighted support programs for survivors.  

During the six-month partnership:  

  • 314 women survivors of gender-based violence attended awareness-raising sessions 
  • 174 women survivors of gender-based violence received targeted psychosocial support sessions  
  • 51 women survivors received specialized psychiatric care 
Rohingya Women
Bangladesh

Almost every Rohingya refugee woman and girl has either survived or witnessed violence, the majority of it being gender-based violence.

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700,000

The violent, genocidal actions of Myanmar’s military have forced over 700,000 Rohingya people across the border of Bangladesh into makeshift communities, made up of mostly women and children

How We've Helped in Bangladesh

With local NGO Research, Training, and Management International, we invested in the women and girls who will be the future of the Rohingya community. We supported access to skills training, which will create greater opportunities for women and girls to start small businesses or find paid work.    

"Community mobilization meetings" with Rohingya youth demonstrated why investing in women and girls' job skills helps rebuild Rohingya communities. Local leaders hosted events to address social norms and traditional practices that limit women and girls’ participation in society and show how they can be drivers of change. 

During the eight-month partnership:  

  • 120 Rohingya women and girls (ages 18-35) received vocational skills training in tailoring, computer skills, and small enterprise development 
  • 100 government officials and thousands of camp residents were reached through community awareness-raising to foster support and understanding of the importance of skills development for female youth, a very controversial notion in the deeply conservative Rohingya society 
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Your donation will help at-risk women in Myanmar, Afghanistan, Tigray, Syria, and other active conflict zones in which we work.