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Nepal earthquake: Understanding vulnerabilities and strengthening response

March 14, 2016

Protection of women and children as well as marginalised populations is critical in emergencies. The April 2015 earthquake that resulted in an emergency situation in 14 districts of Nepal also led to high risks for women and children. Government and non-government organisations implemented a number of conventional protection interventions.

However, many of these agencies did not avail themselves of the opportunity to learn from the community and frontline workers in order to define workable approaches, risk areas and key protection concerns. It is our hope that this report will contribute some measure to the knowledge that will allow a stronger protective response in future emergencies.

Swatantrata Abhiyan and Gramin Mahila Srijansil Parivar together with Free the Slaves and in financial and technical partnership with the Freedom Fund carried out action research to learn from affected communities about better protection responses in emergencies.

To read the report click here.

Written by
The Freedom Fund