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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Lisbeth
Sep 08
Sep 08

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

Tarke Edith
Sep 09
Sep 09

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
Sep 09

This is lovely feedback, Edith:-)

XX

Jill Langhus
Sep 09
Sep 09

Hi Sharon,

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

Hello, Sharon,

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

Beth Lacey
yesterday
yesterday

Yes, we need these procedures