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Community Conversations Help Healing and Recovery

A project undertaken in tsunami-impacted communities in Malaysia by UNICEF with UNFPA and local NGOs. Facilitators select affected women for participation in informal dialague building to more formal conversations with the broader community to highlight gender and related issues and possible solutions. A model for women helping women: “In one village, we found that it was the first time that the women had gathered to talk about their tsunami experiences. It is, in a way, a form of group therapy.”

http://origin-www.unicef.org/emerg/disasterinasia/index_27394.html

Key words: IGO, recovery, grassroots women, narrative, training