World Humanitarian Day


Climate change is increasingly contributing to extreme weather events and the frequency of natural disasters. Deep-rooted gender norms can create major barriers to women’s leadership and participation in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and emergency preparedness activities. This can result in women’s needs and priorities being missed from the disaster planning cycle.


Julmira is a member of the Suco (village) Disaster Management Committee in the municipality of Viqueque and she has been actively involved in the Australian Humanitarian Partnership Disaster READY Project activities.



Read how the Disaster READY project has supported her to challenge gender norms and demonstrate the value of including women in DRR and disaster preparedness processes: