Danajon Communities WATCH
Danajon Communities working for the Advancement of disaster resilience to Combat Human Trafficking
Duration: September 2013 – March 2017
The Danajon Communities WATCH Project aims to integrate human trafficking prevention by enhancing resilience of communities to disasters. By empowering and mobilizing communities and strengthening collaboration with local government units (LGUs) and government agencies, the project becomes a viable vehicle through which the principles of human rights can be integrated in disaster preparedness, risk reduction, and preventing unsafe migration and trafficking in times of disasters. The Danajon Communities WATCH covers selected barangays in the municipalities of Talibon, Getafe, Tubigon, Ubay, Bien Unido, and Inabanga in Bohol; Hilongos, Hindang and Bato in Leyte; Cordova and LapuLapu City in Cebu; and Maasin City in Southern Leyte. These cities and municipalities registered the highest poverty incidence and have been identified to have the highest vulnerability to two or more hazards. The project is implemented in collaboration with PhilDHRRA and Lihok Pilipina, with funding support from Caritas Switzerland.