This appeal is important for reasons!
When disaster, conflict and crisis occurs, people’s lives change in an instant. Death, injury, displacement, and the destruction of infrastructure and institutions impact entire communities as a result.
Women and girls are impacted differently – violence and sexual assault against women skyrockets, and their unique needs are often forgotten in response efforts.
UN Women is working on the ground in the wake of disaster and the midst of conflict to deliver solutions that empower women, ensure their needs are met and protect them from gender-based violence.
Sometimes these solutions are a simple as providing a light source - In the wake of natural disaster, power outages are numerous and long-lasting and under the cover of darkness, women face an even higher risk of violence and sexual assault. Just $5 can provide a solar lamp to a woman and help to keep her safe.
You can bring a solar light to one woman for just $5 and help end the violence.