Women's Resilience to Disasters Knowledge Hub Library

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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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Litea Biukoto, Advisor - Hazard Assessment, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

“Having data systems in place with consultations with the community helps ensure that the designs that are being considered are not just envir

Caption: Alyssa Thurston quote card. Credit: LSHTM
Disaster-related violence against women and girls must now be formally recognised in violence prevention, health sector responses and disaster management strategies
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
2021

This review discusses how dDisasters triggered by climate and other natural hazards are increasing in frequency, severity and duration worldwide. Disasters disproportionately impact women and girls, with some evidence suggesting that violence against

BMJ Global Health
2021

This study examines how large-scale environmental shocks, specifically floods, alter the gender division of labor in traditional rural societies using individual-level time allocation data from the Pakistan Rural Household Panel Survey 2012, 2013, and

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
2021

Disaster displacement and environmental migration are among the most serious humanitarian challenges facing the Caribbean. As a subregion of small island developing States (SIDS) which are vulnerable and prone to extreme weather events and the impacts of

International Organization for Migration Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
2021

Like access to electricity or clean cooking, access to sustainable cooling is an energy service that is essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) in areas that experience high temperatures. Over 1 billion people in 54 high-impact

Sustainable Energy for All Initiative