Our objectives

Feminist Humanitarian Network members work together collectively to achieve the following objectives. We acknowledge the differentiation in power and privilege amongst our members, and use our different positionalities to work together to create change strategically at multiple levels in the humanitarian system. 

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 Photo: Mimidoo Achakpa speaks to the media at the launch of the network she leads in Nigeria.

Our objectives are: 

 

  • To proactively encourage and support women’s rights actors and movements to contribute their expertise in humanitarian spaces and responses.
     

  • To convene women to collectively build feminist leadership, share evidence and learning which transforms and acknowledges the roles of women in humanitarian spaces and responses.
     

  • To influence governments and other stakeholders to increase resources to women’s rights actors and movements for work in their areas of expertise in all phases of the humanitarian response.
     

  • To work with women’s rights actors and movements to promote humanitarian advocacy based on feminist principles.

Our commitments

As Feminist Humanitarian Network members, we individually and collectively commit to upholding feminist values, both in the work we do to achieve change in the humanitarian system, and the way that we work with each other.

Our commitments are:​

  • To value women's rights, contributions, lived experiences, and solutions as feminist alternatives to disrupt the humanitarian system.

  • To create a safe and inclusive environment where the autonomy, identity, and diversity of all members, is respected and acknowledged.

  • To work within the Network according to feminist principles, and be conscious of power dynamics, working to transform power relationships, including funding.

  • To be accountable to other members and to the women we are supporting through our collective and decisive actions.

  • To recognise the collective power of the Feminist Humanitarian Network to provide sustainable solutions for global justice.

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 Photo: Members of the Feminist Humanitarian Network in Liberia at the FHN national launch.