25 Aug 2016

Pacific women should be heard and not just seen - UN Women

From , 4:05 am on 25 August 2016

UN Women says few Pacific women speak on disaster management and even less are listened to.

The Pacific is often hit by natural disasters with major Cyclones devastating Vanuatu and Fiji in the past 18 months.

Aleta Miller of the UN Women's Fiji office says women are more affected than men in the aftermath and should be included in disaster management planning.

But she told Koroi Hawkins aid agencies often cast women as victims first and risk ignoring what is truly needed.