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Michelle Higelin has been a leader in the women’s rights movement in Australia and internationally for more than two decades and has over 15 years of senior management experience in NGOs focused on human rights and development. Michelle is a former CEO of YWCA Australia and was previously based in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was Deputy Executive Director of the World YWCA, one of the world’s largest women’s rights organisations.

It’s time to close the humanitarian gender gap Advocacy Ethics in development Gender Humanitarian Relief & Post-Conflict 

It’s time to close the humanitarian gender gap

     On this day, a month ago we celebrated World Humanitarian Day. It’s seen as a time to pay tribute to those who risk their lives in humanitarian crises and to galvanise support for communities affected by disaster and conflict.      This has never been more important – 18 million people face starvation in the East African food...