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Disaster risk reduction, aiding women's groups high on agenda in Vanuatu

19 February 2015

ActionAid Deputy Executive Director Michelle Higelin says that women's organizations in Vanuatu are well-equipped with community networks and mobilization skills, reports Deutsche Welle. "Unfortunately, what they lack is the access to resources to really scale-up their efforts," she told Deutsche Welle.

"In every disaster, we see women make up the majority of those who lose their lives or are affected by disaster, particularly due to a range of vulnerabilities related to gender inequality and their overrepresentation among the poor."

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