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Author: Rya Ducusin

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the Bangsamoro

  • Rya Ducusin
  • Reports & Publications, Resources

This study is an exploratory action research on the controversial practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the Philippines in the predominantly Muslim, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Mindanao. Despite limited research on the practice and a lack of awareness among international and national stakeholders on the occurence of FGM in the Philippines, the study confirmed that the practice is still widespread in Bangsamoro. Alternative, non-harmful practices are gradually replacing FGM in a few areas, as driven by local leadershi

Manual On Alternative Temporary Shelters

  • Rya Ducusin
  • Reports & Publications, Tools

The 2020 Alternative Temporary Shelter (ATS) Manual is an initiative of the Moving Urban Poor Communities in the Philippines toward Resilience (MOVE UP) Project. This manual is intended for new and experienced users with zero to advanced ATS System and shelter response knowledge. This manual aims to describe the importance and practical applications of ATS and offer step-by-step guidance on properly adopting and implementing select ATS solutions as a form of shelter response and early action during emergencies. This manual provides guidance to local government units, civil society organizations, community members, and other stakeholders on addressing the immediate shelter needs of internally displaced populations (IDPs) within a 24- hour to 36-hour period after a disaster and even for long-term displacements while conforming with universally accepted humanitarian principles and standards. This manual is a working document and shall be updated from time to time.

CARE Rapid Gender Analysis on Power

  • Rya Ducusin
  • Impact Reports, Reports & Publications, Resources

This RGA-POW provides information about the different needs, capacities and aspirations of women – with
a focus on the structural and relational barriers to, and opportunities for women’s leadership and public
participation during and after emergencies, as well as relevant information on the local context from previous
studies (e.g. post-distribution monitoring reports, rapid gender analyses, etc.).

Women Lead in Emergencies Learning Report

  • Rya Ducusin
  • Evaluation / Research, Gender, Impact Reports, Lessons Learned, Reports & Publications

In its pilot run in the Philippines, Women Lead in Emergencies (WLIE) directly engaged 601 women organized into 29 women’s groups in 5 provinces, 10 municipalities, 27 barangays from April to December 2020. WLIE funded 28 women-led, women-designed, and women-implemented action plans in rural barangays, indigenous communities, and evacuation shelters so that women can influence decisions about their own lives.

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