Ensuring the inclusion of marginalised groups in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian emergencies

London
United Kingdom
Organizer(s)
DRR Dynamics Ltd
Venue
Central London Samaritans - 46 Marshall Street, London, W1F 9BF

Understanding why the inclusion of so-called marginalised groups in policy and practice within disasters and humanitarian emergencies is vital to ensure an effective and equal response. Without consideration, these groups will often experience higher rates of fatalities, injuries, economic loss and take longer to recover. By using data, communication, strategy and policy-based decisions, those working in the humanitarian emergency sector can better understand and mitigate how groups often marginalised during times of disaster are assisted. 

Content

This half-day workshop will explore the thinking and decisions necessary to build an inclusive response for all in the affected community.

  • The workshop will focus on women and girls, older people, those with disabilities, ethnic minorities, LGBTQI groups, as well as those excluded from mainstream society due to homelessness, poverty and social stratification.
  • This workshop will offer the chance to learn about the necessary steps and decisions needed to ensure marginalised groups are included in the development of disaster or humanitarian policy.
  • Provide guidance and real-world examples of how to build on inclusive policies to see concrete action in the field and ensure a fully inclusive system
  • Using input and leadership from globally recognised experts on humanitarian and emergency policy development, risk assessments, disaster data (including the disaggregation of data) and emergency communication.

Speakers include:

  • Dr JC Gaillard - Ethnicity, gender and sexual minorities
  • Lesley Gray - Marginalised groups health considerations.
  • Marcus Oxley - Working with communities
  • Dr John Twigg, Emma Lovell - Intersecting inequalities
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