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Corazon has been a staunch advocate of disability rights since the 1980s, as the President of women with disability, she saw the need to increase inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in emergency preparedness, most especially after Haiyan devastated some parts of Cebu. She is from Cordova, a central part of Cebu, and witnessed the difficulties that person with disability, especially in Northern Cebu had experienced during and after the onslaught of Haiyan.
Presented with the opportunity in 2015, she joined province-wide conversations to determine the gaps and challenges during the typhoon Haiyan. Since then she has been actively engaging and has been a consistent partner in the Cebu Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network. It is a multi-stakeholders advocacy coalition aims to push forward for policies and actions that will ensure inclusion of person with disabilities in DRR process and structures. The network has been hailed as one of the pioneering initiatives for disability-inclusive DRR in the country. It continuous to gain wider attention both locally and nationally. It is the first network that strongly advocate for the integration of inclusion principles in DRR.
Aside from being network convener, she leads the pool of trainers on inclusive DRR. Together with the rest of the trainers team they have been providing technical assistance to local government offices in creating spaces and opening entry points for an inclusive lens in DRR.
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