disaster risk reduction

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.

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Making Disaster Risk Reduction Gender-Sensitive

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.

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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.

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Mozambique: Climate Change and Gender Action Plan

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.

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Gender Makes the Difference: Climate change and disaster mitigation

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. 

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