INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2024

#IWD2024 #GenderEquality

International Women’s Day marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality and celebrating their achievements around the globe.

Please join us on March 7th to celebrate International Women’s Day and the extraordinary achievements of women worldwide!

ShelterBox’s annual International Women’s Day event and panel will be hosted in person at Santa Barbara’s esteemed Music Academy of the West and streamed live online. We hope you’ll join us and participate in a lively discussion as we explore the wisdom, journeys, and insights of remarkable female leaders who are making a significant impact in their industries and communities.

Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress

Thursday | March 7, 2024 | 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET

RSVP NOW!

 

We’ll be serving some tasty refreshments, so be sure to bring along your friends and colleagues to this evening of empowerment and inspiration.

Secure your spot now, and let’s toast to the power of women lifting each other up!

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EMPOWERING WOMEN TO REBUILD AND RECOVER

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

 

Take the Challenge

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.

 

Learn more about how ShelterBox supports women

 

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)

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Women and Children account for more than 75% of the refugees and displaced persons globally. (WHO SouthEast Asia)

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Women and Children are up to 14 times more likely to die during a disaster than men. (UNDP)

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All forms of violence against women increase during disasters and displacement. (UN Women)

Support women after disaster

TAKE THE #SHELTERHER CHALLENGE


You can help empower women who have lost everything to disaster or violent conflict. Take the #ShelterHer Challenge and give a monthly gift of $85.

Over the course of a year, your monthly gift of $85 can fund a complete ShelterBox to provide shelter, supplies, and a home for a displaced woman to take care of her family and rebuild her community.

Today only, your gift will be matched up to $20,000 thanks to generous ShelterBox supporters.

Pam Pine, long time ShelterBox supporter, Ambassador, and Rotarian generously increased our anonymous match from $10,000 to $20,000 in honor of her son, Jesse, and his commitment to sheltering families through his Ride for ShelterBox. Pam was especially moved to participate on IWD in light of the crisis unfolding in Ukraine.

(This match gift is) in honor of all women, especially those who struggle to keep their families together in times of displacement.”

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.

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RESILIENCE AND STRENGTH

Despite being disproportionately affected by disasters, we are constantly amazed by the incredible strength that women show. Meet some of these strong women who have rebuilt their homes and protected their families in the face of disaster.

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US


Support Women in Crisis

ShelterBox works with communities affected by disaster and conflict to ensure that no family goes without shelter. We give immediate emergency aid, so that women and their families can start rebuilding their homes and lives for the future. It can be the simplest items that provide a sense of relief. You can stand with women by giving the aid they urgently need.