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Strengthening diversity: Women leaders in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to promoting gender equality and inclusion. Right now, only 21 per cent of national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies are women, despite fact that women make up 50 per cent of the staff. GLOW Red is a global network for women who are leaders in the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement around the world. The aim of this initiative is to promote more women leaders, while mentoring and coaching women to get them into those leadership places.
 

Moving towards change: Hiring women labourers in Mozambique

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to making sure that gender equality and social inclusion are an active part of our programs. Sometimes this means having to challenge assumptions about who can do what - such as heavy labour. Recently in Mozambique, the Red Cross purposefully sought out women labourers, read about their experiences.

In her own words: A student in South Sudan on achieving her dreams despite the odds

In South Sudan, women are up against immense odds to finish their education. Hear how one woman is achieving her dreams with help from the Canadian Red Cross. 

Empowering women and looking to the future at Women Deliver

The Canadian Red Cross, along with members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement from around the world joined in at Women Deliver last week in Vancouver. Hear what some of our youth leaders had to say about their experience. 

Making the invisible, visible: Advancing women’s health leadership in humanitarian environments

To ensure increased capacity and protection for women, their families, livelihoods and communities it is essential to address women's unequal access to healthcare, education, economic resources and decision-making power. Women leaders use unique understanding of context, vulnerabilities and capacities of women in crisis to support resilience.

In Mali, innovation means access to lifesaving healthcare

In areas where access to healthcare is challenging, innovations put lifesaving care is within reach. Read how innovation is playing a role in healthcare in Mali, in this guest blog post by Red Cross Youth Advisory Committee member Mohammad H. Asadi Lari

No longer afraid to go to school: How access to sanitary pads changes lives in South Sudan

For some girls in South Sudan, menstruation is not just uncomfortable – it can become a major barrier to stay in school. Here is how the Canadian Red Cross is helping.  

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