Tip Sheet for Engaging Women-Led Organisations in Humanitarian Coordination Mechanisms

Coordination groups already work with many women-led organizations (WLOs); but as with many strategic priorities, more can be done. Women-led organisations are often already resilient, dynamic and creative – and simply making their work more visible can help with credibility and resource mobilization. Additional efforts to ensure that they are included in all stages of the Humanitarian Program Cycle can not only strengthen their work, but ultimately, can lead to greater coverage and quality of services. Collaborating with women responders requires an approach that cuts across traditional humanitarian agency classifications, recognizing that many WLOs that step up to deliver humanitarian assistance during crises are not traditional humanitarian agencies, but are usually active on wider rights and protection issues.