On World Humanitarian Day, ActionAid Australia did something no one has done before – launched the first-ever global fund for women’s leadership in times of crisis, the Arise Fund.
Despite being disproportionately impacted by crises, women are among the first to step up when they strike – often putting their own lives on the line to protect others. And yet women’s leadership goes unrecognised and largely unresourced.
It’s time for that to change.
ActionAid’s Arise Fund was born from the belief that an emergency can be a catalyst for positive change for women and their communities. Arise will support women to act in the critical window opened during a crisis – a window in which women can rise up, reclaim their rights and remain in a position of leadership long after the emergency has passed.
As part of the launch, we took part in the ‘She is the Real Hero’ march on World Humanitarian Day to celebrate the real heroes on the front lines of crises around the world.
More on our work for the brand identity for Arise coming soon. Watch this space.