What is a disaster? Is it the howling winds and rains announced on the weather forecast? Or the vulnerabilities of those whose lives, homes and livelihoods are repeatedly destroyed? Learn the stories of grassroots women leaders from three barangays in the Philippines — one from a city, a farming village, and an island — who lead their villages’ own disaster response efforts.
Fieldwork for this project was conducted with the aid of a 2018 Doctoral Research Award from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada.