A painful lesson Operation USA has learned in 36+ years in the field is that women and children are disproportionately victimized by natural disasters, warfare, violence and poverty.
They are the hardest hit, the least prepared and, invariably, those who experience the greatest difficulties in recovering from disaster and devastating traumas. All too often and in far too many places, women and girls still struggle against relentless inequality and injustice that leaves them marginalized, silent and vulnerable to violence and disease.
Operation USA supports education and health programs designed to help women—and their children—pull themselves out of the prisons of gender discrimination, physical brutality and generational poverty. When we make a long-term commitment to a disaster-impacted community, we prioritize programs that aid women and children–helping them recover, build resiliency and thrive. Your donations make this vital work possible.
To learn more about our active programs supporting families, click here.