International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction

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During the flood response,

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just recent in Pakistan,

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we have seen that frustrating situation

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of women and girls with disabilities

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because they are not like reached out,

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their numbers are not counted.

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We don’t know whether the
accessible services are existing

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and it’s really important to engage,

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those local grassroots level organisations

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of persons with disability so
they can identify these gaps,

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they can identify where the
persons with disabilities

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are living and we can reach out to them

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and at least they can have a
safe space where they can go.

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So and I think there
needs to be really lasting,

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lasting change within the
DRR world, if you like,

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for genuine inclusion
of person disabilities.

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Not just in policies,

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not just in budgets,

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but even attitude.

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Is an instant killer
at this point in time,

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when our issues continue
to be marginalised,

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when other issues come
to, come to the equation

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particularly money when it cost

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then our issues often
relegated to the bottom rung

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or even are excluded altogether.

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Let’s make sure that we
include people with disabilities

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and the organisations

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and also like we include them,

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in the design of any
project implementation.

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And also,

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we want to see our people,

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with disabilities
participate meaningfully.

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We want to see that in this programme.

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It is on the disaster
management of the DRR.

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We want to see some changes around that,

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with the disability inclusion,

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it should be in the centre of all the work

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that the disasters been
doing in our communities.

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And also we want to see
the effective inclusion

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of the people with disability,

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especially participation of
patients with disabilities,

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in our community.

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In terms of like giving them
space to be sit at the table

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sit at the table to giving their views

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or voices to raise on what needs

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and what support they need
for the partners to make sure

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that the disability inclusion
is important in their programmes

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and their work.