EMPOWERING WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD
International Women’s Day marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality around the globe. This year, ShelterBox is hosting our first ever virtual International Women’s Day panel.
Join us live online to hear from an inspiring and diverse panel of female leaders, as they share their personal experiences and insights into the daily disparities and challenges women face. Learn about how we can collectively work together to change the narrative by empowering women around the world.
Monday | March 8, 2021| 3 pm EST/12 pm PST
Learn more about how women and children are disproportionately affected by disaster and how ShelterBox works to support them.
WOMEN ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY DISASTER
As women around the world flee violence and face disasters, they are often left homeless and vulnerable.
Women experience higher death rates, increased gender-based violence, economic loss and loss of education. However, women are pivotal in the recovery process – they are often the first responders to a crisis and play a central role in the survival and resilience of families and communities.
Last year we reached thousands of women, delivering emergency shelter and supporting them to rebuild their homes and their lives.
Join us, stand with her, and help empower women around the world. #ShelterHer
HOW SHELTERBOX IS WORKING TO CHANGE THIS
At ShelterBox, we prioritize the most vulnerable families and communities and empower them to rebuild and restart.
By providing women and families with immediate emergency aid we can help them recover faster. Rebuilding their homes, caring for their families, resuming their livelihoods.
An estimated ONE IN FIVE female refugees have experienced sexual violence – actual numbers could be much higher
Violence against women increases in conflict settings, with more than 70% of women experiencing it in some crisis settings (ActionAid)
60% of preventable maternal deaths take place in settings of conflict, displacement and disasters (UNFPA)
BECOME A CHANGEMAKER: TAKE THE #SHELTERHER CHALLENGE
ShelterBox is challenging 100 women to stand with and help lift up women who have lost everything to disaster with a monthly donation of $85.
Over the course of a year, your monthly commitment will amount to the cost of a complete ShelterBox ($1,000) and will provide not only shelter and supplies, but a home for a mother to provide for and take care of her family.
Together, we can help families return to normal by providing women with the tools and training they need. Together we can empower women after disaster.
SHE IS ESTHER.
She is a survivor. She is an entrepreneur. She is a mother.
In 2014, at 17 years old, Esther fled her village in Nigeria with nothing but her clothes on her back when Boko Haram militia attacked her village. They raped and murdered her mother. They murdered her father and three elder brothers and kidnapped her youngest brother.
Esther survived the devastating violence and made it to safety. She is one of 61,000 refugees living in Minawao refugee camp.
She is now married, a mother of two, and owns her own business as a seamstress.
Anytime I see somebody wearing something that I sewed, it makes me happy. I can now take care of some family needs.”
Esther is no longer simply surviving; she’s living and looking forward to a brighter future.