Gender dimensions of risk

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Gender inequality causes women and girls to be negatively and disproportionately impacted by disasters and climate change. It increases their vulnerability and exposure and is a barrier to disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and resilience.

Smoke from wildfires may have contributed to thousands of additional premature births in California between 2007 and 2012.
Stanford University
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Bolivia is one of the poorest nations in Latin America. However, it has at least $14 billion per year in potential if it achieves gender equality, urban-rural parity.
World Bank, the
2020

This report presents the first global, regional and national estimates of the number of women and girls living in a situation of internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence. Internal displacement situations associated with disasters are

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
2021

CDKN has developed a pack of presentations and exercises for facilitators to use in training settings, to help climate and development professionals to integrate gender perspectives into climate projects and programmes.

Specifically, the training aims

Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Natural hazards are gender neutral; however, they do not affect all members of society equally.
World Bank, the
2021

This study aims to build knowledge on how to contribute to gender transformation by achieving systemic changes and addressing the root causes of gender inequality in resilience and climate programming. This research took a feminist and participatory

Oxfam International Secretariat