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ASEAN Consultation Meeting on SGBV Research | 2-3 May 2018 | Jakarta, Indonesia

2 May , 2018 - 3 May , 2018

The proposal to conduct the Joint Study on Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Disasters in ASEAN was endorsed by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation in March 2017, and was subsequently endorsed at the 30th ACDM Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR in April 2017.

The joint study is implemented as part of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2016-2020, Priority Programme 4: Protect, and covers Indonesia, Lao PDR and the Philippines. The study aims to better understand how public authorities and humanitarian actors can prevent and better respond to gender based violence during and after disasters. The research initiative, undertaken by IFRC, Lao Red Cross, Palang Merah Indonesia, Philippines Red Cross, and the ACDM Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation, was implemented in Indonesia, Lao PDR and the Philippines.

The inter-sectoral consultation meeting is being held during 2-3 May 2018 and bringing together IFRC and the following ASEAN bodies, namely, i) ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW); ii) the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Women and Childrens’ Rights (ACWC); and iv) the ACDM Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation.

The objectives of the consultation are to provide a platform for sharing of research methodology, presenting results, and developing recommendations on the issues to be addressed as well as way forward for promotion of the welfare and protection of the rights of women and girls in disasters at ASEAN level.

Meeting documents:


Remarks by Sharon Armstrong, Director and Counsellor (Development), Indonesia and ASEAN Programs Mission of Canada to ASEAN
Remarks by Giorgio Ferrario, IFRC CCST Jakarta
Remarks by Vilayphong Sisomvang, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Lao PDR

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Session 5:

Giorgio Ferrario, Head of Country Cluster Support Team and Representative to ASEAN of IFRC

Mr. Vilayphong Sisomvang, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Lao PDR

Sharon Armstrong, Director & Counsellor (Development) for Indonesia & ASEAN at the Embassy of Canada Jakarta



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