Jemilah Mahmood @JemilahMahmood – Under Secretary-General, Partnerships, IFRC
Degan Ali @DeganAli– Executive Director, Adeso
Caroline Anning @CarolineAnning – Advocacy and Policy Director (Syria response), World Vision Syria
Jennifer Bose @jennbose – Emergency Communications Officer (Yemen), CARE
Nasra Ismail @Nas_Isms – Director, Somalia NGO Consortium
Wafa Kafarna @KafarnaWafa – Women’s rights advocate, Palestine
Lilianne Fan @LilianneFan – International Director, Geutanyoe Foundation
Aid work can be thrilling and rewarding but it can also be a frustrating and dangerous line of work. Conditions are tough, trauma is pervasive and it can be a struggle to maintain a personal life.
From tackling issues of safeguarding, pay gaps, operating in traditionally male-dominated societies and dealing with cultural perceptions in response, life for female humanitarians can be challenging.
Explore highlights from the Twitter chat: #WHD2019 - Risks and rewards for women humanitarians.