[Executive summaries are written in English and Romanian]
VOICE and HIAS collaborate on a new assessment of the Ukraine crisis, and its impact on women and girls.
In summer 2022, VOICE and HIAS partnered in preparing a rapid assessment to generate a deeper understanding of the safety and well-being of refugee women fleeing Ukraine. You can read that seven part report here.
This second assessment sought to obtain a deeper understanding of the situation for displaced Ukrainian women living in Moldova and Romania, including specific sub-populations, in urban and rural areas.
The aim of this second assessment was to understand the GBV-related safety and protection situation of refugee women and vulnerable host community women, including elderly women, adolescent girls, disabled women, roma women and LGBTIQA+ people in Moldova and Romania. The assessment focused on the intersection of GBV and economic and psychosocial needs in order to inform HIAS and VOICE integrated multi-sectoral programming and continued support to Moldovan and Romanian partners to promote women’s safety, protection, and well-being.
The reports paint a vivid picture of the challenges faced by women and girls who have been displaced by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as the need to ensure that women’s rights organizations and other local actors are integrated into response design and leadership from the beginning.
Click below to read the full reports:
VOICE and HIAS share a vision of supporting Women’s Rights Organizations (WROs) and women’s groups across the region to lead on the Ukraine humanitarian response. The partnership aims to help WROs, local civil society organizations (CSOs), and informal groups to shape humanitarian response, recognizing the unique impact of humanitarian emergencies on women, girls, and other at-risk groups in all their diversity. It is critical that humanitarian actions —both within Ukraine and regionally— build upon the advances in gender equality and women’s empowerment made by Ukrainian and regional women’s rights activists, women-led groups, and CSOs. In addition to supporting direct service delivery by local organizations, HIAS and VOICE together will continue to advocate for the need to support WROs with un-earmarked crisis funds.
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