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WOMEN BUILD RESILIENCE

Disasters devastate. They hit communities and break their socio-political and economic fabric. They test the resilience of people, especially women, by erasing years of hard-earned lives. Though women are the worst affected and the first to respond to disasters, they are often the last ones consulted in post disaster initiatives.

Yet experiences in India, Turkey Honduras and Jamaica show that disasters present an opportunity to rebuild the lives of women and community.

An Initiative of Huairou Commission

 




"Women build community resilience." Ghospur, Supaul, Bihar. July 2015



"Malkoshkapur women build resilience, Supaul, Bihar." July 2015


"Eco-friendly farming leader, Darbhanga, Bihar", July 2015


"Climate change adapation leader from Maharashtra." July 2015


 


 


 



Community-led Partnerships
for Resilience

World Bank Group / GFDRR 2015

Successful Practices
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Grassroots Driven Inclusive DRR

   

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Grassroots women demonstrating successful practices.
   

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Grassroots women's collectives learn to
evaluate and manage disasters

 

 

Disaster Watch is an initiative by the
Huairou Commission and GROOTS International
to support grassroots women to build community resilience.


Co-ordinated by Swayam Shikshan Prayog, India
Contact: sspinfo@gmail.com

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