Promoting localised, women-led approaches to humanitarian responses – A Briefing Note

Briefing note outlining why ActionAid is committed to devolving humanitarian response from international to national and local levels, and why we and support women to take on leadership roles in humanitarian responses.

For ActionAid, localisation encompasses shifting the power from North to South, international to local and from a male-dominated system to one where women play a more central role. ActionAid advocates for greater attention to women’s rights in emergencies and a more localised response that facilitates shifts in power, resources and gender relations to ‘build back better’ in ways that go beyond material improvements or technical solutions.