This study provides insight into the successes and shortcomings of the response to women’s needs in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. In order to inform future action, this report highlights the importance of gender-responsive emergency response and long-term recovery processes. Finally, this study offers a resource to policymakers and practitioners for implementing and mainstreaming gender-responsive perspectives and policies.
The Asia-Pacific Region is one of the most vulnerable regions to disasters, which is now being exacerbated by the onslaught of climate change. According to the World Risk Report, 10 out of the 15 at most risk countries are located in Asia and the Pacific. The region accounts for over 90% of all global deaths […]
This report outlines the proceedings and outcomes of the Gender-Responseive Green Climate Fund Indicators Workshop held jointly by IUCN’s Global Gender Office and Heinrich Böll Stiftung, on April 24th, 2015.
This report outlines the action research implemented by the Huairou Commission in collaboration with grassroots women’s groups affiliated with the Community Practitioners Platform. The research examines the realities, actions and gains made in regards to disaster risk reduction and resilience. The report includes case studies in Honduras and Peru.
This document, prepared jointly by IUCN, UNDP and UNISDR, provides policy and practical guidelines to assist national governments with the integration of gender into disaster risk reduction, particularly within the context of climate change. Included is a summary of global progress on gender-sensitive risk reduction efforts.
This briefing paper outlines CARE’s recommendations for promoting gender-equitable and sustainable development in the face of climate change for the ongoing 2015 policy process, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the UNFCCC negotiations, and the post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework.
Successful adaptation calls for a convergence of four distinct communities who have long been tackling the issue of vulnerability reduction through their respective activities–disaster risk reduction, climate and climate change, environmental management, and poverty reduction.
This document is a question-and-answer based conversation with Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser, IUCN; Irene Dankelman, Lecturer, Radboud University, Netherlands; and Ulrike Rohr, Co-founder, GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice and head of genanet. The discussion is about how to include women in the decision-making process for disaster risk management to ensure that the policies are made with a gender perspective as disasters often impact women and men, girls and boys, differently.
The overall objective of Mozambique’s Climate Change and Gender Action Plan is to ensure national climate change efforts mainstream gender into policies, programs, and strategies so that both men and women have equal access to and opportunities and potential benefits from climate change response, improving the quality of life for the whole of the population.
Disaster mitigation and relief management must include a gender perspective due to the societal roles of women and men which lead to them being impacted differently by disasters and climate change. Climate change is likely to exacerbate both natural disasters and conflict over natural resources at all levels. Women often do not have access to warning or assistance information and are therefore disproportionately impacted by disasters.