Resilience is about more than technical fixes. It requires social transformation in the broadest sense. Investments in resilience will not ‘trickle down’ to women if they do not address deep-rooted gender inequality and the disproportionate burden placed on the shoulders of women living in poverty.
Ultimately, a transformative approach to building resilience implies moving beyond the status quo and tackling the systemic forms of discrimination that put women at risk in the first place.
The international community should recognize women’s organizations as valued partners that can bring unique perspectives to resilience policy and practice.