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Sokanur’s story: Taking initiative

13:02 Sep 25 2012 44 Moorfields, City of London, London EC2Y 9AL, UK

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During Cyclone Sidr in 2007, hundreds of children and women died simply because the men weren’t at home to give them permission to leave the house and seek safety in a cyclone shelter.To address this issue, the Bangladesh Red Crescent, supported by the British Red Cross, set up women’s forums to provide training on how to respond to cyclones, but also to create a safe space where women could talk, share information and build their confidence.
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