Gender dimensions of risk


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.

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This report asks what needs to change in the approach of the United Nations system as a whole to make significant practical progress on gender equality in disaster risk reduction by 2030.
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women United Nations Population Fund United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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

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

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

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
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Climate change affects people every day and comes at a high cost to communities around the world, often paid by women and girls.

This article endorses an inward gaze to reflect on the dynamics playing out within the disaster research in terms of gender imbalances. Importantly, the article is not a review of the studies on gender issues in disaster contexts; rather it seeks to put

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)

This brief explores the gender-specific effects of climate change and how inequality can exacerbate the impacts of climate-induced disasters. Gender inequalities, fueled by societal norms and defined gender roles, affect not only women’s exposure to

World Bank, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center