Cash Payments During Crisis Can Give Women More Power at Home

To maximize help in humanitarian crisis situations, there is a trend for NGOs to provide cash payments specifically to women. This acts as a stipend beyond traditional humanitarian aid programs. Not only does the cash payment method offer financial independence for women, but it has also been shown to decrease gender-based violence. Success has already been shown for Syrian refugees in Jordan. However, it is important to anticipate potential problems with cash transfers and be prepared for those consequences as well.

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