UNFPA Newsletter, Issue 5

No. of pages: 8

Publication date: 2012

Author: UNFPA

In the wake of any natural disaster or armed conflict, it is usually women and girls who assume the primary burden of caring for their families and obtaining food and other survival basics for entire households. In many cases women become the sole providers and caretakers for their households, especially when men have been killed, injured or must leave their communities to fight or rebuild.