HELP WOMEN REBUILD AFTER DISASTER
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.
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.
One of the world’s worst humanitarian crises is unfolding in Tigray, Ethiopia. Conflict between local officials and the Ethiopian government continues to displace and devastate families like Shewit’s.
When the violence made its way to her village, Shewit, a teacher and mother of four, had no choice but to flee.
“We walked for five days, stopping in between to rest and eat,” she said, “I was concerned about whether we’d survive.”
Upon reaching the displacement camp, Shewit’s family faced further difficulties, including bleak living conditions, food insecurity, and the threat of COVID-19.
Thanks to ShelterBox supporters, Shewit received the shelter and supplies needed to keep her family safe, healthy, and together. With a roof over her family’s head and the essentials needed to establish a home, Shewit was able to focus on the future.
Shewit has since become a leader of the Women’s Committee, which helps ensure that women’s voices are heard within the community. She hopes to continue teaching to empower young women and girls within the camp.
Over the course of a year, your monthly commitment of $85 can provide the shelter and supplies displaced women like Shewit need to re-establish their homes, take care of their families, and build a brighter future.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Did you miss this year’s International Women’s Day panel? Watch it now!
STANDING WITH WOMEN 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.
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 natural disasters (UNFPA)
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.