Weather the Storm

01:35 Oct 1 2012 Australia

This project developed and delivered a program that aimed, through group discussion and activities, to facilitate women’s awareness of potential disasters and support them to plan and prepare. The program also endeavoured to support participants to become a group that continued working together to encourage and sustain each other in preparing for all hazards.

Three trial programs were delivered, one in Victoria and two in Nth Queensland. They were completed by June 2012.

Providing women with an opportunity to learn about disaster risk, how to prepare and how to work through decision options and psychological issues:
• Is empowering
• Enables women to more confidently contribute to family and community decisions
• Means better quality decisions and preparations.
• Reduces women and children’s vulnerability to the effects of disasters; and
• Builds individual and community resilience in recovery.

A manual has been written and will soon be freely available online.

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