Participation of persons with disability in disaster risk management: Nothing about us without us!
The COVID pandemic has strongly affected people with disability across the entire world, as well as reinforcing barriers and stigmatization. However, it has also opened dialogue about new inclusive processes to ensure the protection and participation of persons with disabilities and open advocacy spaces through the increased use of virtual modalities.
The goal of the GIRDD-LAC Network is to promote the meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in all DRM processes, from joint risk analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation processes and to showcase initiatives from Latin America. In this session, the GIRDDD-LAC Network wants to illustrate the slogan "Nothing about us without us" showcasing several initiatives that were developed by the Network and its members to promote the full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in disaster risk management decision-making processes.
Speaker: Rosa Maria Juarez
Red GIRDD-LAC Network
BNDCC 1-Ground Floor