Feminist activists and women’s rights organizations in Lebanon, signatories to this Charter, are concerned with the human toll of the explosion of the Beirut port which took place on August 4th, 2020. This has come against a background of severe economic hardship, an unprecedented loss in the value of the local currency, spiking unemployment, and degradation of public services, all of which exacerbated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This charter thus represents the concerns and demands for an immediate humanitarian assistance process that recognizes and addresses existing gender inequalities and seeks to ensure that all women and girls’ needs and priorities are met and that the process is transparent and subjected to due diligence as well as clear accountability mechanisms.
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