Advocating for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right in Humanitarian Responses Workshop
DateJune 21, 2016
We are currently witnessing humanitarian needs on a huge scale, with the impact of armed conflicts and disasters reaching staggering levels. Current humanitarian crises remain complex and long-lasting. Furthermore, in the past years, we have seen the humanitarian context changing and an increased European government investment and interest in humanitarian assistance. Regardless whether it is caused by natural disasters, man-made disasters or complex emergencies, research shows that humanitarian crises intensify sexual and reproductive health related challenges. Humanitarian crises can increase people’s, especially women’s, vulnerability to SRHR related issues such as unwanted or risky pregnancy, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted infections, and sexual violence and exploitation.