In this piece by We Effect, one of PWWSD's partners, the organisation stresses the importance of intersectionality and solidarity during emergency situations, especially when it comes to gender and marginalized groups. The op-ed highlights the difficulties faced by women in countries including Palestine since the outbreak of Coronavirus, and sheds light on PWWSD's response in this regard.
"In a global crisis we often risk becoming gender blind – we risk forgetting our rights-based approach in favour of a short-term, needs-based humanitarian response that could compromise the gains that have already been made. However, we need acknowledge that we cannot continue with business as usual. We need to have an open and honest conversation now about the impact of the crisis on women, marginalized and excluded communities and what this means for women’s and marginalized communities rights in the longer term then we could prevent this crisis from becoming a catastrophe for women and women’s rights". To continue reading please visit this link: https://weeffect.org/news/feminist-principles-are-needed-now-more-than-ever/