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CARE Gender in Emergencies - MAGNIFYING INEQUALITIES AND COMPOUNDING RISKS

14 June 2021

Summary

KEY FINDINGS AND IMPLICATIONS Access to and use of health services: Half of all women on the move in Afghanistan, Ecuador, and Turkey have had less or no access to regular health check-ups and other basic health services since the start of the pandemic. [...] Emergency funding is imperative to allow timely, evidence- based responses in parallel to longer-term resilience programing that elevates and enhances the expertise of women and girls on the move, local actors, and governments to prevent the further erosion of women’s and girls’ rights and to support gender-equitable outcomes. [...] ● Donors should fund, and all actors should scale up, the use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) to improve health and protection outcomes of women and girls on the move, building on CARE’s previous research on the application of CVA humanitarian settings, including learning in Ecuador during the pandemic.6 CVA can be a vital tool to increase access to SRH services and in GBV prevention and resp. [...] Emergency funding is imperative to allow timely, evidence- based responses in parallel to longer-term resilience programing that elevates and enhances the expertise of women and girls on the move, local actors, and governments to prevent the further erosion of women’s and girls’ rights and to support gender-equitable outcomes. [...] ● Donors should fund, and all actors should scale up, the use of CVA to improve health and protection outcomes of women and girls on the move, building on CARE’s previous research on the application of CVA humanitarian settings, including learning in Ecuador during the pandemic.37 CVA can be a vital tool to increase access to SRH services and in GBV prevention and response as well as to help addre.

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