Practical recommendations from young people
In the Philippines, girls said that they should be involved in local disaster risk reduction and management committees. They also said girls need to be made aware of their right to participate. They suggested that their should be projects and activities specifically for girls in the camps and evacuation centres which would help boost their self confidence and lead to greater participation.
In Pakistan, girls said they should be consulted in discussions around prevention/response to flooding, and that when they do participate, that their opinions should be respected.
In El Salvador girls and boys said participation should start from the family, and that parents should be encouraged to include girls in decisions affecting their schooling and lives more broadly which would in turn give girls more confidence to speak out about disasters affecting them.
GIRLS’ PARTICIPATION AND DISASTERS