Change SOPs to SOAP: Shifting the Power Coalition 

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls
Posted September 8, 2019 from Fiji

 

Disaster Management Standard Operating Procedures should become Standard Operating Accessible Procedures say members of the Shifting the Power Coalition in a training session that discussed how to ensure Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery takes into account the specific needs of women and girls with disabilities.

"Disability inclusion is both a process and an outcome" said Nelly Caleb 

This starts with having disaggregated disability data in line with the Washington Principles as well as ensuring that access to information and communication systems are also addresses. 

It also means ensuring safety and protection measures and messages are linked to the early warning stage of disaster preparedness particularly as early evacuation is vital, rather than being the last group to be evacuated. 

The training is convened with support from the DFAT Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development programme is being led by the Shifting the Power Coalition (StPC) a network of 10 women-led organisations and networks working together across the Pacific region to reshape the humanitarian agenda by embedding feminist practice, women’s rights and leadership in humanitarian coordination efforts.

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Wusufor
Sep 08, 2019
Sep 08, 2019

Thanks for your great work for these vulnerable groups. Best wishes on your activities.

Tarke Edith
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 09, 2019

Hi sis
Thanks for working with women . I believe that when you train a woman you have train a nation because women are good managers. Thanks for sharing
Love you sis
S

Jill Langhus
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 09, 2019

This is lovely feedback, Edith:-)

XX

Jill Langhus
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 09, 2019

Hi Sharon,

Thanks for sharing this great, and much needed initiative. I hope you're doing well and having a great week!

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Sep 10, 2019
Sep 10, 2019

Hello, Sharon,

Yes, I agree. We need to be prepared during unpredictable disasters. Thank you for sharing!

Beth Lacey
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 16, 2019

Yes, we need these procedures

Millynairi
Sep 24, 2019
Sep 24, 2019

Sharon, thanks for sharing. Quite educative. Our organization is migrating to ISO 9001:2015 QMS.

Milly

maeann
Oct 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing.

Anita Shrestha
Oct 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019

Dear Thank you for giving great time effort here

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Sharon,
How are you doing. I always look forward to your posts. Thank you so much for sharing. This is a great initiative for vulnerable women. All the best and have a blessed day.