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Primer on Mainstreaming Gender and DRF: Experiences of Marginalized Gender Identities in Disasters in rural/urban communities in the Philippines

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24 November 2021

Summary

The conduct of the missing voices approach in understanding the role of gender in disaster risk financing for the Philippines provided several emerging themes. Themes vary from disaster preparedness activities, early action, as well as barriers and challenges which need to be considered in developing a local DRF system. Start Network recognizes the importance of experiences as a learning mechanism to devise ways to help in improving disaster preparedness, access to information, and early action given the gendered needs of people.

Primer on Mainstreaming Gender and DRF: Experiences of Marginalized Gender Identities in Disasters in the Philippines


The conduct of the missing voices approach in understanding the role of gender in disaster risk financing for the Philippines provided several emerging themes. Themes vary from disaster preparedness activities, early action, as well as barriers and challenges which need to be considered in developing a local Disaster Risk Financing system. Community-level access to information about incoming hazards such as tropical cyclones is already existing which helps communities to prepare for and make prompt actions as early as the information reaches them. Training on early actions and disaster preparedness provides the necessary information needed by families to keep them safe. Nevertheless, the elderly, women, and children with disabilities are finding it difficult to participate in this training due to their conditions. Barriers and concerns raised by the missing voices of participants range from privacy in an evacuation center, the inadequacy of resources, lack of inclusive channels and messaging, non-recognition of specific, life-saving needs, attitudinal barriers, and political barriers which need to be taken into consideration in building the local DRF system.

Primer on Mainstreaming Gender and DRF: Experiences of Marginalized Gender Identities in Disasters in the Philippines