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Involve more women in disaster risk reduction

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Groups involved in climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction strategies have been asked to involve more women in their work since they bear the consequences of disasters most.

If women were well informed about causes and the state of their vulnerabilities and the need for disaster risk reduction, they would be well positioned to reduce disaster effects and the ramifications of climatic change.

Mr. Folley Jaleiba, a representative of Abantu for Development, a non-governmental organization and a regional women rights advocacy group working to address gender inequalities and to promote transformational leadership and development for a just society, made the call at a one day workshop held in Bolgatanga on Friday.

He explained that women were the most vulnerable to environmental changes or emergencies and they suffered a lot with their children when disaster strikes.

When it comes to prolonged drought periods or flood which usually result in the shortage of food and fuel wood, it is mostly the woman who spend most of her time roaming the patched or soggy fields looking for the necessities of life for the sustenance of the family.

He said women were the main agents of socialization as they live to nurture and nourish children hence it was very important for them to be educated on disaster risk reduction so that their knowledge on disaster management in the long run would be passed on to the younger generation.

Source: GNA

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