To champion the principles of Human Security and help fulfil the recommendations as laid out under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS), and its subsequent resolutions by helping nation-states establish the necessary processes and framework including an active and living national action plan. This will, in turn, fulfil our vision of bringing women to every decision table where they rightfully belong.
Women in Crisis Response (WiCR) applies the WPS principles in Peace at the grassroots level, so we have better conformance to the WPS agenda in a conflict if there happens to be one. It sits at the intersection of UNSCR 1325, and its subsequent resolutions, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and more recently UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security.
WiCR's Theory of change is built on a bespoke framework that looks at gender inequities through various dimensions of life and the Spheres of Influence (SoI)© that looks critically at the trust boundaries and attack vectors that entrap individuals within. The Interconnected Risks of our contemporary, highly digitised world and the multi-pronged barriers it creates for already existing structural violence in societies present themselves as exogenous factors that further limit individuals, particularly the most vulnerable from achieving their potential.
We stand shoulder to shoulder as humans: with men, fellow women, and all genders inclusive:
To Recognise the brave individuals, especially women, who are at the helm as leaders, mentors, and supporters, and to appreciate their efforts during this pandemic or any other crisis
To Observe, Study, and Identify missed opportunities in crisis response and help smooth the unintended consequences of purposive social actions during such crises
To Aid and Collaborate with our communities and encourage public-private partnerships to maximise help rendered to people in need
To Join hands in Response, Recovery, and Reconstruction efforts of our societies with emphasis on women and children
To ensure no one is left behind, particularly women and children
Finally, to help each other survive any crisis and emerge stronger than before - together than alone
Who we are
Women in Crisis Response brings together like-minded individuals with a passion to serve our communities, for the causes they care about. We do this by breaking down siloes across age or gender or life experiences, and collaborate with other organisations or individuals who align with our mission and values as needed.
As a principle, we do not accept investments in monetary form and depend solely on revenues from grants, charity, and sale proceeds from our services.
We take pride in our teams formed of corporate-sponsored volunteers, interns or apprentices, experts, and our core teams that deliver the services we offer.
Our collaborator networks provide mutual services without the redundancy in recreating services that could otherwise be easily complemented by another service provider.
The communities we serve are our customers and our clients. We enable them to become prosumers so they can, in turn, serve others who need our help.
We are a globally situated, locally distributed team of volunteers providing both on-the-ground and virtual services.
We do this by gaining situational awareness by studying and addressing local needs, both, bottom-up and top-down.
Our collaborators mean everything to us! We join hands to provide maximum benefit to the people who need those services. We amplify each other's mission by lifting each other up!