Food, water, contraception – why we need to remember women in aid

When disaster strikes, Australia launches into action, providing essential relief to aid the nation impacted.

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal last year, Australians donated $13.1 million dollars to the Red Cross.

But in the rush to provide water food, and shelter the important things like sexual and reproductive health can get left behind.


Warning: this story looks at the sexual health of women in countries facing conflict, and includes graphic imagery.

Producer: Ninah Kopel

Speakers:
Toni Stokes – ┬áNurse and Midwife, International Red Cross ending that story
Aditi Ghosh – Director, SPRINT
Angela Dawson – Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health UTS

Image: Pacific Air Frces on Flickr.

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