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Distribution of iAFFORD Cards to project participants in Barangay Butig, one of the priority areas of the B-READY Project. (Photo: PDRRN)
There are two things that PDRRN values in the B-READY Project – forward thinking and working together. For the network, anticipation and partnership are key to saving lives and building back better, faster.
Cristina in her house at Barangay Matriano (Photo: PDRRN)
In June 2019, Cristina’s family qualified to be part of the B-READY Project and the heads of households —in the case of her family, her husband — were invited to join the orientation and trainings.
As an active volunteer and mother-leader herself, there is nothing else that she desires more than her familyand community’s safety in times of calamities and disasters, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
With its vision of modeling a safer, adaptive, anddisaster risk-resilient municipality, the municipality of Salcedo in Eastern Samar province was chosen as the pilot implementation area for the B-READY Project. Home toalmost 23,000 individuals that make up around 5,000households, the fifth-class...
Residents of Barangay Asgad, Salcedo, Eastern Samar participates in the B-READY Users’ Orientation led by the People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network. (Photo: Jhomar Padullo/PDRRN)
Oxfam’s B-READY initiative combines an early warning system for typhoons with digital financial inclusion in helping vulnerable communities. The initiative is powered by strengthened disaster governance.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic forcing families to spend more time at home, Filipinas are still bearing the brunt of unpaid care work.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic forcing families to spend more time at home, Filipinas are still bearing the brunt of unpaid care work.
Rosario Agabon, 56, has been working in a plantation over the last three years de-leafing bananas. (Photo: Larry Piojo/Oxfam)
The Philippine economy has fallen into its first recession in two decades due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While some countries have seen more positive results in containing the virus, other countries were unable to adopt the necessary strategies to mitigate the negative impacts of Covid-19 on its...
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations and groups working in SRHR in the Philippines have sounded the alarm on the possible negative effects the pandemic will have on people’s SRHR. This article was originally published on wgnrr.org.
International Women's Day 2021 (Illustration: Irish Flores/Oxfam)
Oxfam, with its commitment of putting gender at the core of its work, will once again join the celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021. Thru the IWD 2021, Oxfam will express its vision of gender justice through a campaign on women in leadership in the time of a global pandemic, in...