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Assessing people’s resilience


Written by Emma Lovell, Virginie Le Masson

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This toolkit aims to support ActionAid Country Programmes and Local Rights Programmes (LRPs) to score women’s and men’s resilience at the local level. It helps ActionAid Country Programmes and LRPs to identify any differences that exist between the two sexes in terms of resilience to disaster risks. They can then use this information to identify areas that need to be strengthened, and can advocate for positive change to build women’s and community resilience at the local level. 

This toolkit builds upon the South Asia Women’s Resilience Index (WRI), which examines the role of women in preparing for and recovering from disasters in countries across South Asia. It also builds upon ActionAid’s Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) and ActionAid’s Resilience Framework.

Emma Lovell and Virginie Le Masson