UPRI Honors Women in DRRM
The UPRI-NOAH kicked off the celebration of the International Women’s Month through its monthly UPRI-NOAH TALK last March 6, 2020 at the College of Science Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman. The theme of the talk, “Women in DRRM,” revolved around how the featured speakers actively shape their communities through their CCA-DRR efforts.
Lectures from three notable speakers, which explored how gender and being a woman plays a role on disaster vulnerability, served as highlights of the 8th UPRI-NOAH TALK.
Ms. Nathalie Africa-Verceles, director of the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, talked about building equitable resilience before disaster strikes to ensure resilience for all.
Ms. Maria Rosario Felizco, country director of OXFAM Philippines, spoke about how justice, equality, and inclusion are contributing factors and prerequisites to achieving resilience among individuals, communities, and the nation.
Dr. Judy M. Taguiwalo furthered the discussion on harnessing women’s capacities in disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery within their traditional roles as caregivers and nurturers and beyond these as organizers and team or community leaders.
Organizing such event, shifting the spotlight to unhighlighted issues in country such as gender, aids in understanding how to achieve resilience for all.