Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, more than 3 million Ukrainians – the vast majority women and children – have fled to neighbouring countries. Another 160,000 people have been internally displaced across Ukraine amid freezing winter temperatures. The UN estimates that 54 per cent of people in need of assistance from the ongoing crisis are women, and evidence shows that women and girls are disproportionately affected by conflict.
There are many initiatives supporting women and girls affected by the war in Ukraine, ranging from major international organisations to small civil society actions. We have gathered a list of some of them below:
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