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

The aim of this needs assessment was to determine the main challenges transport planners and decisionmakers encounter in meeting the mobility needs of disadvantaged groups in the four project countries of Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. It also

Stockholm Environment Institute

Five years into the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (SFDRR), this paper analyses the relevance of the SFDRR for women in the context of disasters. It argues that although the framework has made headway in

Progress in Disaster Science (Elsevier)

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 report, as part of an emerging body of literature, shows that the humanitarian and DRR systems often fail to acknowledge or address the discrimination, violence and exclusion experienced by people with diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Edge Effect

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