On the 20 and 21 February, Tropical Cyclone Winston considered one of the most severe cyclones ever to hit the South Pacific, struck Fiji. While the full scale of the disaster is still unfolding, entire villages have been destroyed and over 170,000 women could have been affected.
As two out of three women in Fiji already experience violence, the protection of women and children and the prevention of sexual and gender based violence are important priorities as well as ensuring the equal participation of women in the humanitarian assistance agenda.
Your help is urgently needed to ensure women’s protection from gender based violence and put women’s leadership at the centre of the emergency response. Please donate today.