WRD Knowledge Hub Key Resources


This collection has been collated by UN Women for the WRD Knowledge Hub, drawing upon the PreventionWeb 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.

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From the Sahel and the Horn of Africa to South-East Asia and Central America, this report shows how factors of marginalization combine to leave women and girls with a disproportionate economic burden; how gendered expectations can lead men and women to

United Nations Environment Programme Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women United Nations Development Programme

Intersectional approaches recognise that people will have different identities, needs, priorities and capacities which are not static, and will shift and change over time – affecting their ability to prepare for, cope with and respond to natural hazards

Overseas Development Institute Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters

UN Women undertook this research to test if, along a spectrum of gender-aware design approaches, projects that adopt a more gender-transformative approach are also more cost-effective in achieving climate change adaptation outcomes. The focus of the study

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

This study aims to enrich the understanding and knowledge of the interface between gender equality, climate change and disasters in the Pacific region. This overview report presents evidence from the current literature and from primary data collection on

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
This Guidance Note aims to provide action-oriented guidance to local and national government officials and key decision makers who face post-disaster challenges and to assist them in incorporating gender-responsive recovery and reconstruction efforts across all sectors through robust gender assessments that lead to concrete needs identification and gender-specific recovery strategies and frameworks.
World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the

This paper examines changes in gender relations in a small coastal community as a result of the 2010 Chile earthquake and tsunami. Vulnerability and resilience are used as a conceptual framework to analyse these changes. Based on empirical evidence from a