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Saritsa Foundation celebrated International Disaster Reduction Day by organizing workshops for community groups at International Day UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN from 1 October to 13 October 2012. The focus of this year's for Disaster Reductions Celebration has been to sensitize equalization of opportunities to women and girls to be resilient and identify the importance of safety culture. Saritsa Foundation advocates and practices People centered, People led and People owned Disaster risk reduction methodology to reach to the “Door Steps” of people as a Mobile University. Girls , women and women with disability have been nucleus of building capacity for disasters since its birth on 5 June 2000.
The workshops were organized to translate ethos and guidelines of Hyogo framework for action and to further objectives of UNISDR into reality at grass root level: Building understanding and awareness, use knowledge, innovation, and build culture of safety and resilience at all levels. Saritsa Foundation has imparted knowledge and practical training to 20,3500 people including 8,900 persons with disabilities where women and girls have touched about 40 percent of the participants. It has paid specific attention to marginalized women in women homes, tribal women and women sex workers and their gill children.
Keeping in view its mission, Saritsa Foundation identified 5 groups of people and conducted workshops to raise awareness, impart education, practical training with mock drills as well as to use local resource to save lives in disasters.