ActionAid Vanuatu is supporting local women to become galvanising and powerful community leaders, particularly in times of crisis. Local women have the knowledge and the leverage to lead their communities. We’re equipping them with the tools and resources to build their solidarity, sisterhood and strength.
In 2015, Vanuatu was struck by Cyclone Pam. This led to the implementation of two programs across Vanuatu, the Women Wetem Weta (Women’s Weather Watch) and the Women I Tok Tok Tugeta (WITTT).
The Women’s Weather Watch (WWW) was formed in 2015 as an early warning and response system for climate-related disasters. Local women took part in a series of trainings where they learnt to read weather maps and create weather warning messages in less than 160 characters.
Read about the Vanuatu: Women-Led Climate Resilience and Adaptation project on the dedicated program page.
We continue to empower local women in Vanuatu with the knowledge and networks to claim their place as galvanising community leaders.