Local Women champions in emergencies
Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Philippines
Local Women Champions in Emergencies: Amplifying Rural Women’s Voices Amidst Disasters and Crisis Situations in the Philippines
The project seeks to address women’s rights protection and resilience in disasters and conflict situations by promoting community based women-led disaster and conflict preparedness and response. Through developing women’s capacity on disaster risk reduction and management and gender-responsive emergency response, and increasing women’s rights awareness and protection in emergencies across the Women in Emergency Network (WENet) in the Philippines, it intends to advance women’s participation in decision-making in relation to disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), and peace and security while systematically addressing underlying women’s rights violations.