The Community-Based Livelihoods Support Project for Disaster Affected and Vulnerable Women, initiated by Women Act, is a commendable endeavor aimed at promoting economic empowerment and restoring the livelihoods of women who have been impacted by various disasters. As part of Women Act’s broader Private Sector Partnership for Gender Equality campaign, this project has been specifically designed to address the unique challenges faced by women in the aftermath of 2015 earthquake and other natural calamities. The primary goal of the project is to provide women affected by earthquakes with a range of economic choices, enabling them to rebuild their lives and regain financial stability. To achieve this, the project employs a comprehensive approach that combines various strategies and interventions to support these women in diversifying their income-generating activities. One of the key components of the project is the provision of skill-building and training programs. By equipping women with new skills or enhancing their existing ones, the project empowers them to explore alternative sources of income and engage in a variety of economic activities. These training programs encompass areas such as entrepreneurship, vocational training, financial management, marketing, and other relevant skills that are tailored to meet the specific needs and circumstances of the women involved.

Through its comprehensive efforts, the Community-Based Livelihoods Support Project has made significant strides in facilitating the self-regulated recovery of livelihoods among the targeted disaster-affected and vulnerable women. By empowering these women with skills, fostering partnerships with key stakeholders, and providing social and emotional support, the project has contributed to the restoration of their livelihoods and enabled them to rebuild their lives with dignity and resilience. The positive impact of this initiative serves as a testament to the power of targeted interventions and collaborative efforts in promoting economic empowerment and gender equality in the face of disaster.