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Women in Leadership: Lucia Lasso

Lucia Lasso smiling with a group of people sitting near her.

Lucia Lasso is one of two full-time Head of Emergency Operations with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which means she’s almost always thinking about disasters. But even when she’s not actively engaged in an operation, she spends her time thinking about how the Red Cross can respond to emergencies more effectively. This includes encouraging other women to aspire to positions of leadership.

Lucia Lasso smiling with a group of people sitting near her.

It takes a village: Reducing sexual and gender-based violence in Nepal

Around the world, over 35 per cent of women have been affected by sexual and gender-based violence. While many countries aim to combat this type of violence through legislation, engaging communities is often a very effective way to promote a change in behaviour.
 

How Red Cross is addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Canada and around the world

From November 25 to December 16, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign is taking place around the world. The Canadian Red Cross works to address sexual and gender-based violence both in Canada and internationally, read how. 

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.

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