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of advancing womens rights and ending poverty.
Ensuring that women, girls and people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity and expression have full autonomy over their lives and bodies is necessary for improved health and education outcomes and freedom to participate in economic life.
Women’s unequal burden of care is increasingly being recognized as a key barrier to their social, political and economic empowerment, and to wider objectives like sustainable development and inclusive growth.
Conflicts and crises radically affect social, economic, cultural and political structures and create risks for women, girls and gender-diverse people, exacerbating existing inequalities. However, this kind of collapse can also create opportunities for change.
As drought devastates the Horn of Africa yet again, the following analysis comparing 2019 to earlier droughts paints a bleak picture and indictment on the humanitarian community. The urgency to better respond is exacerbated by people’s lack of recovery from the 2017 drought and a further deterioration predicted in coming months.