Power Women - Female Leaders in the Humanitarian Sector

Female Leaders in the Humanitarian Sector

Globally, in the humanitarian sector, women are still under-represented and have limited access to positions of leadership.

1. This gap of women in humanitarian organizations is also evident within the Talent Development Programme, in which men generally outnumbered women.

2. In some of the cohorts in Bangladesh and Ethiopia for example, fewer than 10% of participants were female, despite efforts to achieve gender balance.

It was, therefore, striking that in Jordan, the percentage of female participants exceeded 60% across several cohorts in the Context programme, which is part of the Talent Development initiative. Context is a national staff development programme focussed on mid-level managers as well as entry-level staff and is implemented by RedR UK in Jordan, Lebanon, Kenya, and Ethiopia.