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Blogs 4 January 2024

Advancing gender-transformative disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific

News 18 October 2023

Empowering resilience: WRD and partners forge inclusive disaster risk reduction strategies in the pacific

Civil society partners, women’s organizations and organizations for people with disabilities came together for a Talanoa Session on Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion in Disaster Risk Reduction, affirming resilience building that leaves no one behind. 

Case studies 8 August 2023

Vani Vakatalai: Leading Women in the Community

Vani Vakatalai, District Officer for Tavua in the Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development & Disaster Management, participated in the National Emergency Response Team (NERT) training organized by the Fiji Government, National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and supported by the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) Programme.

News 25 May 2023

The Women's Resilience to Disasters programme launches in the Solomon Islands

A new programme to bolster women’s resilience and leadership for sustainable, secure and thriving communities in the Solomon Islands, in the face of disasters, was launched today.

Women's perspectives 3 April 2023

Beyond COP27: Pacific Women Leaders on why women and girls must be included in climate solutions

We spoke to four Pacific Women Leaders, delegates to the recent global United Nations climate change negotiations and advocates in their communities, about the impact of climate change on women and girls in the region, and why it matters so much that their experiences shape climate action.

Case studies 29 March 2023

“Be strong and be yourself” Litia Masei shares her story of leading disaster resilience

Interviews 22 March 2023

We are real agents of change in our communities

Vani Tuvuki is the Chair of the District Council of Social Services in the District of Ba, located in the Western part of Fiji. She is also a board member in the National Executive Committee for the Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS). She performs both roles in a volunteer capacity and works tirelessly and passionately to support her community. Lydia Hollister-Jones from UN Women's Fiji MCO, interviewed her.

News 21 September 2022

UN Women Official Statement for the APMCDRR2022

UN Women is grateful to the Government of Australia and UNDRR for co-hosting the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Interviews 31 July 2022

Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls

Meet Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, the Regional Representative of the Shifting the Power Coalition in Fiji.

Interviews 30 July 2022

Noelene Nabulivou

Meet Noelene Nabulivou, founder of Diverse Voices and Action for Equality or 'DIVA for Equality' in Fiji

News 26 July 2022

The Women's Resilience to Disasters programme has been given the green light in Kiribati

Blogs 24 July 2022

Inter-generational feminist collaboration for transformative action in the Pacific

Interviews 2 June 2022

Vasiti Soko

Meet Ms. Vasiti Soko, the Director of the National Disaster Management Office of Fiji.

Interviews 31 May 2022

Dr. Riyanti Djalante

Meet Dr. Riyanti Djalante, who is promoting women's leadership in DRR at the ASEAN Secretariat.

Blogs 23 May 2022

How can women’s leadership reduce risks and build resilience?

We asked resilience practitioners, women leaders, gender champions, and experts from around the world why diverse leadership is so important to their work

Blogs 10 May 2022

Leading from the frontline in Vanuatu

Women's leadership in disaster resilience

News 14 March 2022

Australia: Domestic violence increase during disasters

Thirty percent of women experience domestic violence in various circumstances but the rate increases during disasters

News 8 March 2022

First come floods, then domestic violence. We need to prepare for the next inevitable crisis.