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The project took place in the community known as Sector Barrio Norte, intersection of 27 de febrero street and Capotillo street, municipality, and province of Dajabón.
|Dominican Republic|News
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Entre los recursos disponibles de la FICR se encuentra la Caja de Herramientas de Abogacía Legislativa. Desarrollado en 2018, La Caja de Herramientas de Abogacía Legislativa proporciona una guía paso a paso para iniciar discusiones de incidencia, desarrollar e implementar una estrategia de manera sistemática, coherente y atractiva.
The project took place in the community known as Sector Barrio Norte, intersection of 27 de febrero street and Capotillo street, municipality, and province of Dajabón.
|Dominican Republic|News
Among the resources available from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the Legislative Advocacy Toolkit. Developed in 2018, the Legislative Advocacy Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to initiate advocacy discussions, develop and implement a strategy in a systematic, coherent, and engaging manner.

Participants not only increased their knowledge but practiced and sharpened their advocacy and teaching skills through practical exercises and mock presentations.
|Global|News
The pilot Global Online Training of Trainers Course for the Legislative Advocacy Toolkit was held during the month of February 2022 for Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Across the four regions, there were over 60 people trained, including focal points from 30 National Societies and 20 IFRC staff.
Meeting with ODPM and partners to discuss advancing the new CDM law and policy in Trinidad and Tobago.
|Trinidad and Tobago|News
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) in Trinidad and Tobago is working towards the development of a new Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) law and policy that will be informed by the recommendations of a legislative gap analysis conducted with the technical support of IFRC Disaster Law and Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society.
Tree planting activity led by National Societies after the series of DL workshops, Seychelles - September 2022
|Global|News
Invite to the Central Asia launch of the IFRC Guidance on Law and Public Health Emergencies. Image of front page of the publication is on the invite - it features a woman in a lab coat and mask holding up a tube.
8 September, 2022|Kyrgyzstan|Event
Join us at the Central Asia launch of the IFRC Guidance on Law and Public Health Emergencies
IDEAL online seminar: Early career researcher presentation
2 September, 2022|Nepal|Event
This is the first IDEAL online seminar highlighting the work of early career researchers.
International Disaster Response Law in Dominica Report
|Dominican Republic|News
IFRC Disaster Law’s new report, International Disaster Response Law in Dominica, looks at the international response to Hurricane Maria in Dominica.
The Impact of Unsolicited Bilateral Donations on the Response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas
|The Bahamas|News
IFRC Disaster Law’s new report, The Impact of Unsolicited Bilateral Donations on the Response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, examines the impact of unrequested donations to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.
IFRC Disaster Law is orgnising two workshops on legislative advocacy and climate resilience in Island States in the Seychelles
29 August - 2 September, 2022|Seychelles|Event
World Disaster Law
|Global|News
IFRC Disaster Law has launched World Disaster Laws, the world’s first and largest online collection of domestic disaster laws.
The national documents category is now live on the IFRC Disaster Law Database
|Global|News
The national documents category is now live on the IFRC Disaster Law Database, the world’s largest collection of documents relating to disaster law.
NBS
|Global|Video
A new report shows that nature-based solutions could reduce the intensity of climate and weather-related hazards by a staggering 26 per cent, in a world where over 3.3 billion people live in places that are highly vulnerable to climate change. The study from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and WWF highlights how the power of nature to protect people is being overlooked.
Aux role
|Global|Video
The auxiliary role of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is a unique and special status, enabling National Societies to engage and contribute to national humanitarian preparedness and response.  
IDEAL online seminar - Domestic approaches to COVID-19
1 June, 2022|Singapore|Event
GPDRR web story
|Global|Video
Strengthening disaster and climate risk governance sits high on the agenda at the world’s foremost gathering on disaster risk reduction, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GPDRR), in Indonesia, 23-28 May 2022.
Being Better Prepared
27 May, 2022|Asia Pacific|Event
Join humanitarian and public health emergency experts from across Asia Pacific to discuss building back better and enhancing preparedness for future pandemics by looking at how public health and disaster laws and institutions can work together.
Finau Heuifanga Leveni
|Asia Pacific|News
Finau Heuifanga Leveni is our Disaster Law Coordinator for Asia Pacific. Finau starts the role in May 2022 and is based in Thailand, although from the interview below you will see that she is not new to IFRC at all!
South Sudan Red Cross
|Africa|News
National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies across Africa are supporting their governments to develop and strengthen integrated disaster risk management (DRM) and climate-related law and policy frameworks in 2022. 
IDEAL Seminar
28 April, 2022|Global|Event
The IDEAL networks' first seminar for 2022 has been scheduled for 28 April 2022.
This report looks at the intersection of public health emergencies and disaster risk management systems in the Pacific, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Fiji|News
IFRC Disaster Law’s new report - Law, Disasters and Public Health Emergencies in the Pacific, looks at the intersection of public health emergencies and disaster risk management systems in the Pacific, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disasters and PHE in the Pacific
7 April, 2022|Pacific|Event
Join us for the launch of the report on Disasters and Public Health Emergencies in the Pacific.
YIDL issue 3 cover
|Global|News
IFRC Disaster Law is pleased to support the latest issue of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law (YIDL) on health and international disaster law.
Community advocacy in Honduras
|Honduras|News
A community in Honduras hit by both Hurricanes Eta and Iota has shown how they can use their voices to empower their community and change lives through legislative advocacy training. 
IFRC at the disaster simulation exercise
|Central America|News
IFRC Disaster Law joined CEPREDENAC’s (Coordination Center for Natural Disaster Prevention in Central America) Second Regional Simulation of Humanitarian Assistance in Central America and the Dominican Republic, held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, from 31 January to 4 February.
Public launch of the GHSA LP AP
31 March, 2022|Global|Event
Public Launch of the GHSA Legal Preparedness Action Package: Developing a critical public health capacity for greater global health security
Rutledge Africa
|Africa|News
The newly published Rutledge Handbook of Public Policy in Africa features a chapter on disaster law, written by María Mercedes Martínez, from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).  
Destruction after a typhoon in the Philippines
|Global|News
Research from IFRC Disaster Law and the School of Law of University College Cork explored how climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) can be effectively integrated through law and policy.
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IFRC Disaster Law is orgnising two workshops on legislative advocacy and climate resilience in Island States in the Seychelles
29 August - 2 September, 2022|Event
Seychelles
World Disaster Law
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