In countries where war is prevalent, humanitarian aids are needed more than ever. But in many places, the aid of female humanitarian is so little despite the fact that more victims are female and children. Ironically, many women fell victim to the hands of peacekeepers themselves, prompting even more than ever the need of female humanitarians. Throughout the years, however, we have had some inspiring trailblazers who are women.
UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is responsible insecuring the aids especially for women who are most affected by natural disasters and war. During times when conflict is high in certain areas, rules and regulations cannot protect the weaker individuals such as women and kids. She is responsible to make sure that these victims receive the aid they need.
She is a brave volunteer in Swat Valley that was occupied by the Taliban and she was 11 when she first began! She wrote a blog about her activities in Swat Valley and her story quickly spread across the world, increase the awareness of the oppression happening in that area. Women are not allowed to school because of the Taliban.
An assassination plan of Malala was foiled in 2012 and she was quickly moved to the UK to ensure her safety. Since then, she has been getting more zealous in helping those oppressed by the Taliban and was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize.
This woman has seen and felt for herself the horrible things war, poverty and corruption can do to people. In Sudan, women are never treated as equal human being and understood for having weaker physical strengths compared to men. Their voices are often unheard while their bodies are always sought as assets to be sold. Rachel fought for a place for women to make their voice heard, even inside the aid organization she works in currently.