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Gender

Addressing the gender implications of disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy and practice, raising awareness of gendered vulnerabilities of both men and women, and promoting gender-sensitive approaches to DRR.

Domican Republic: Women who build resilience

9 Jun 2016, EC

Oxfam, Plan International, and Habitat for Humanity has, with the financial support of the EU, run training courses on safe construction techniques, attended by local women. As disasters tend to highlight and further exacerbate the vulnerability women and their families, the participation of women in disaster risk reduction is a key component of EU humanitarian aid.


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk

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