Women's Resilience to Disasters Knowledge Hub Library


The Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) Knowledge Hub is an online platform providing consolidated access to data, tools, research, and expertise on the gender dimensions of disasters and threats and gender-responsive disaster risk reduction and resilience.

This library has been collated by UN Women for the WRD Knowledge Hub, drawing upon the PreventionWeb library.  In addition to the searchable library of research, articles and publications the WRD Knowledge Hub includes: i) the perspectives of women on the forefront of disasters and leading resilience action; ii) a network of practitioners, supported by an expert register; iii) a toolbox of resources such as training and guidance organised by topic; iv) case studies and good practices.

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Smoke from wildfires may have contributed to thousands of additional premature births in California between 2007 and 2012.
Stanford University
Christina Rosario de Oliveira
The volunteers enable residents to identify risks where they live – themselves – and use that knowledge to prevent future disasters.
Ministers meet in Côte d’Ivoire to launch an integrated approach to climate change and gender equality in development planning.
National Adaptation Plan Global Network

This paper presents a synthesis of existing evidence on gender equality, social inclusion and resilience in Malawi, including persisting issues, trends and changes; knowledge and evidence gaps; and policy implementation and capacity gaps. It aims to

Overseas Development Institute

This study examined the influence of gender on individual risk perception. The analysis covered 17 involuntary risks and examined the effects of gender on three dimensions - likelihood, impact and overall risk rating.

The results showed that while the

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
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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