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Why ActionAid promotes women’s leadership in emergencies

ActionAid has been promoting women’s leadership in emergencies for many years now. Yet this question never fails to come up: why women?
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A day of catastrophe for the Palestinian people

I am writing while deeply troubled about recent developments in Palestine, while dozens of peaceful protesters and civilians are attacked and killed in Gaza; while US President Donald Trump, instead

Characteristics of a disaster resilient community

Setting out the many different elements of resilience, this report shows what a ‘disaster-resilient community’ might look like, and provides some ideas about how to progress towards increased
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Safety with dignity

This manual provides practical guidance for NGO field staff across a wide range of sectors on how to integrate a community-based protection approach into programmes

Resilience handbook

The Resilience Handbook aims to help us think, plan and implement our work in a way that helps to reduce people’s vulnerability and to build their resilience to a range of hazards, shocks, stresses

Climate Change Knows No Borders

An analysis of climate-induced migration, protection gaps and the need for solidarity in South Asia
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Women's Leadership in Resilience

Changing weather patterns and rising temperatures are increasing the likelihood and severity of natural disasters, while the risks of violent conflict, human and animal epidemics, environmental

The wrong model for resilience

The G7-backed African Risk Capacity (ARC) drought insurance policy was an experiment that failed Malawi, and in particular its women, in the face of a drought that need not have become a disaster. The
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Not what she bargained for?

This report outlines recommendations to governments, UN agencies and NGOs on to support gender work and the specific steps that CARE International and ActionAid will make to support wider efforts.

Funding a localised, women-led approach to protection from Gender Based Violence

Disasters, protracted crises and conflicts disproportionately affect women, yet women and their organisations are significantly underrepresented in humanitarian response. While the evidence shows that