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Annual Report 2021
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News & Blogs
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“I am a homemaker and also a warrior. I love, I challenge, I win”
This case study, produced on International Women's Day 2017, focuses on Millet Morante from Philippines. She is a member of the Kaisa Ka organisation (volunteers who seeks to advance the rights of Filipino women) and of the People-Based Humanitarian Action Consortium (PBHAC).
Women’s leadership in Emergency Response and Recovery
This case study, produced on International Women's Day 2017, focuses on Laily Begum from Bangladesh, Women’s Group Member and former elected women member of Union Parishadh.
Women as change makers in the Philippines
This case study, produced on International Women's Day 2017, focuses on two women from the Philippines, one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. Women are among those most affected by disasters; women as change-makers are needed to identify the needs of women in emergency areas and support them to assert their rights.
Women as change makers in Jordan
This case study, produced on International Women's Day 2017, focuses on two women from Jordan, where women are discouraged from humanitarian work by cultural norms and expectations and are under-represented in humanitarian leadership positions.
Christmas on Catanduanes island as Typhoon Nock-Ten hit
When Typhoon Nock-Ten made landfall on December 25, Joana Villaflor had just arrived home for Christmas on Catanduanes island. Joana, a member of On Call Surge Philippines, a shared roster set up by the Start Network’s Transforming Surge Capacity project, gives an account of the days following the typhoon.
Rumour Tracking and Management
Do you track rumours, misinformation or disinformation as part of your work? Know what to do next when you have identified a rumour to manage it? If you are currently working on rumour tracking and management, the CDAC Network want to hear about your work.
Challenging charity solutions to poverty: new business models
Yitna Tekaligne, country director, Christian Aid Ethiopia, discusses new approaches to tackling poverty and gives examples from four social enterprises in Kenya.
Building futures through innovation
It’s home to 50,000 people, living in regimented rows of identical white portable cabins in an arid, cold and windy region of Jordan. Some have been living there for more than three years – men, women and children from across Syria. Many of the youngest children have spent their entire lives there.