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ACFID National Conference 2022
ACFID National Conference 2022
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Concurrent Session 2.9 - The Experiences and Responses of Ni-Vanuatu Women with Disability to the Climate and Humanitarian Action.

Session Description



Women With Disabilities are disproportionately impacted by climate and related crises and often not meaningfully included in policy and practice in relation to Climate resilience. ActionAid Australia has been working in partnership with ActionAid Vanuatu to support the leadership and organizing of Ni-Vanuatu women with disability from the Women I TokTok Tugeta Forum (WITTT) Sunshine platform and Vanuatu Disabled Peoples Advocacy Organization (VDPA).  WITTT Sunshine and VDPA will share real experiences on the leadership and agency highlighting the barriers and opportunities to influence inclusive action. They will be sharing experiences their real life experience both personal and organizational. The team will be joined by Ginette Morrison, The National Disability Coordinator, who will share insights on what the government is doing to promote gender responsive disability inclusion. The three panellists will illustrate the importance of Women Leadership and localization on the Climate Change and Humanitarian Action.