Public Awareness and Public Education (PAPE)
Every year, shocks, disasters and hazards such as earthquakes, floods, pandemics and landslides, lead to thousands of avoidable deaths. Information shared at the right time, in an understandable format, by trusted sources, can be the most effective life-saving tool in such events. Indeed, knowledge is empowerment when it comes to preparing for, mitigating the impact and responding to shocks and hazards.
The PAPE e-library, developed under the Community Resilience Building Project (Canadian Red Cross/Global Affairs Canada), is a multi-hazard tool that hosts risk communication materials for National Societies to create quick and easy to disseminate materials for Disaster Preparedness. This tool should continue to grow with the expansion and use of more hazards from the original Public Awareness and Public Education IFRC Guidance.
During times of disaster there is often an increase in cases of gender based violence and feelings of isolation and sadness. It is important that communities are aware of the channels they have for support.
PROTECTION,GENDER & INCLUSION
Domestic Violence: Know the protection mechanisms and hotlines available in your community.
Sexual Gender Based Violence: Keep your communities referral pathways updated.
Child Protection: Know the organizations you can seek protection for vulnerable children.
Elderly Protection: Know the organizations you can seek protection for vulnerable elderly people.
First Responders: Identify in your community women or youth organizations.