Women are particularly affected by disasters, according to the World Health Organisation. The account for over seventy five percent of displaced persons, and are particularly vulnerable to reproductive and sexual health problems, all the while taking the roles of caretakers in the post-disaster context and losing their sources of income. As such, the consequences of disasters are larger for women, as in their newly-acquired roles they might loose their mobility, effectively preventing them from exercising their rights.In response to a flood that hit Pakistan in 2010, together with its Pakistani partner organizations Aurat Foundation and Paiman, the Dutch Pakistani Community in the Netherlands and the Women for Water Partnership, launched the People to People campaign to help the flood victims and provide them with the necessary relief aid.
Gender and disaster management (GDM), (July, 2010)
In July 2010, Pakistan was hit by the worst floods in recorded history. Gender Concerns, together with Pakistani partners, launched the ‘People to People’-initiative that mobilized International support for flood victims in Pakistan.
First Step Tent School in Muzaffarabad
A small donation was provided to the First Step Tent School in Muzaffarabad. The donation was to provide warm clothes and heating facilities during the winter.
Earthquake related Dutch Gender Consultancy Mission (Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Jandala, October-November 2005)
In October 2005, Pakistan and Kashmir were hit by earthquakes that left 87000 people dead and millions homeless. Gender Concern’s director Sabra Bano visited affected areas and Gender Concerns came up with a plan to support the women in Aazad Kashmir.