Ashley Judd: We are abandoning women and girls in crisis
They are in a meat grinder of war and the calamity of natural disaster. We have left them to anguished suffering and even death. I’m saying this with propulsive sorrow because once again the world is failing to pay for half of the sexual and reproductive health care needed in humanitarian settings, care that's so intrinsic to human life.
This year, a record 114 million people fled their homes amid a breathtaking rise in global conflict and climate carnage. In some crises, an astonishing 90% of those displaced were women and girls. Fortunately, millions did find support and solace in 50 countries through the tireless, lifesaving efforts of UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.