Women's Weather Watch: Vital to ensure support reaches women on the frontlines of humanitarian response
Our Weekend Update: Solidarity message for World Humanitarian Day
Fiji and several Pacific Island Countries have presented outstanding examples of women as first responders using community broadcasting to work together to form the first line of defense for those affected by natural disaster.
World Humanitarian Day - profiling Women's Weather Watch
and the rural women leaders at the frontline
Women's Weather Watch: HEROWINS
Newsdeeply features rural women leaders from femLINKpacific’s network in this piece on the recovery led by women since TC Winston
FemTALK: Share the story of YOUR Women's Weather Watch Hero'win!
Women are the first to respond in times of crisis. Help share stories of their leadership this #WorldHumanitarianDay August 19
As a member of the Shifting the Power coalition we're amplifying this call from Action Aid Australia: http://www.sheistherealhero.com/
FemTALK Pacific: WWW – Participating Requires Info
by Stella Waioha and Sian Rolls
“Women in Solomon Islands must be part of decision making and have information about how they can participate, be protected and prepare before, during and after disasters strike,” said Clement Manuri, Deputy General Secretary of The Solomon Islands Red Cross.
During an information sharing session on Women’s Weather Watch and Disaster Risk Management with Solomon Islands Red Cross Officials, led by Vois Blong Mere Solomon (VBMS) and attended by VBMS rural media focal points - from Malaita, Guadalcanal, Renbell, Temotu and Honiara - as well as a representative from an Education Authority and the National Council of Women.
FemTALK: Reaffirming Women's Leadership - The First Responders
by Hannah Hicks
“It’s very critical… it’s the network of the women (that) get the message out on a particular issue," said Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, the Minister for International Development and the Pacific in the Australian Government, speaking to femLINKpacific during a recent visit to Fiji.
Fierravanti-Wells who was a guest on FemTALK 89FM Suva, femLINK's 24 hour community radio station, has served as a Senator for New South Wales since 2005 and was sworn in as Minister for International Development and the Pacific in February 2016.
FemTALK Pacific: Dignity, Resilience, Information – Interlinked
by Lisa Horiwapu
“Protection with dignity is not just ensuring the absence of violence, a negative peace, but having humanitarian actors not be undignified in their work to provide relief,” highlighted Adi Vasulevu of Transcend Oceania from Fiji in April, during a ‘Women, Peace and Security and the Humanitarian Agenda: Participation, Preparedness and Protection' Interactive Dialogue.
Disasters are intensifying in the Pacific and it is one of the reasons why members of the GPPAC Pacific network has been amplifying Environment Security as a regional priority.
FemTALK: Prepare Now – Amplify Women As Leaders, First Responders
by Alisia Evans
“Women leaders (can) take a leadership role in educating the women especially those (in local communities) who are most vulnerable and those who are most disadvantaged with getting (weather) information on time,” highlighted Ravind Kumar, Director of the Fiji Meteorological Office during an interview with femLINKpacific in late July.
Listen to the interview here: https://soundcloud.com/femlinkpacific/womens-weather-watch-getting-to-know-the-fiji-met-service
Since 2004, femLINKpacific’s Women’s Weather Watch has been addressing this information gap. By providing information through accessible and appropriate information and communication channels we have been supporting and enhancing rural women’s leadership before, during and after natural disasters.
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At the femLINKpacific Community Media Centre and FemTALK 89FM
Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti-Wells, visited the femLINKpacific community radio station
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