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Women: A Driving Force for Urban Resilience

A photo-documentation of comprehensive disaster risk reduction approach towards urban resilience

This book tells the stories of 2000 women. These women learnt the meaning of being organized and the value of savings. They have set up small enterprises. They learnt how better planning and the implementation of small but meaningful infrastructures can make neighborhoods safer. Their initiatives ensured running water at the doorsteps, sanitary latrine near the houses. Many of them work as the ‘Registered primary respondent’ for the Fire brigade to fight hazards like fire or building collapse. These confident women now are widely connected to the government and relevant institutions. Now they are not afraid to take up any challenge.

This is their story. The story of the women from slums who are at the centre of resilience building in an urban context.