Read the May 2022 Newsletter of our Cities for Women Programme. Facing crisis upon crisis: How women can be the solution.

In times of crisis, when resources are strained and institutional capacity is limited, women and girls face disproportionate impacts with far-reaching consequences that are only further amplified in contexts of fragility, conflict, and climate emergencies.

At the same time, women are often the leaders, strong networkers, managers, organizers, and caretakers in the community. They play an important role in humanitarian action and crisis response as shown by the COVID-19 emergency and the current situation in Ukraine.

Yet, when we talk about crisis prevention and recovery plans at the institutional level, the ones who are making the decisions tend to be men. This newsletter presents our most recent approaches and best practices for gender-responsive recovery and planning in cities.