March 2022 – We call for respect for human life
“Men make war and women pick up the pieces” is a prevalent notion, but the role women play during conflict Is a complex and multi-layered one, and it is actually very far from the stereotype of females as casualties of war, or anything else. Mothers, sisters, fighters, humanitarians, healers, peace-makers and livelihood creators; it’s true that females, especially those of color, pay a higher price for the ills and injustices of the world from poverty to war, but they’re not victims.
Beyond simplified labels, women and girls have multiple roles and identities; they can be agents of transformation and change in our societies in so many different ways and they deserve an inclusive and equitable world. We stand by and celebrate women and girls today wherever they are; at war, at home, in the hospital, in the refugee camp or schoolyard, in the waiting room or meeting room.
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MSF Lebanon Executive Director