Gender Action Plan to Support Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030

The Gender Action Plan to support implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai GAP) has been launched and is available now. The Sendai GAP aims to accelerate progress towards the mutually reinforcing goals of gender equality and the prevention and reduction of disaster risk by ensuring DRR efforts are gender-responsive, and promote and support women’s empowerment and leadership.

The Sendai GAP identifies nine key objectives related to the four priorities of the Sendai Framework, and 33 recommended actions promote gender equality and the empowerment and leadership of women and gender stakeholders in disaster risk reduction.

As the world faces multiple crises that put immense pressure on communities, achieving gender equality is more vital than ever. The Sendai GAP was created through a multi-stakeholder consultation process, and launched on 18 March 2024. Now it’s time to implement.

The Sendai GAP is available in: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese.

Sendai GAP key objectives aligned with Sendai Framework priorities

SF Priority 1: Understanding disaster risk

Key Objective 1: Increase the availability of sex, age, income and disability disaggregated data and qualitative information on gender and disaster risk

Key Objective 2: Use gender analysis to generate and apply disaster risk knowledge in decision-making

SF Priority 2: Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk

Key Objective 3: Mainstream gender equality across laws, policies, strategies, plans and institutions for disaster risk reduction, informed by relevant international treaties and agreements

Key Objective 4: Increase meaningful participation and empowerment of women and gender stakeholders in disaster risk governance

SF Priority 3: Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience

Key Objective 5: Mainstream gender equality criteria into risk-informed development and disaster risk reduction investments

Key Objective 6: Increase funding allocations and improve access to financing for disaster risk reduction initiatives that advance gender equality

SF Priority 4: Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

Key Objective 8: Plan for and invest in gender-responsive disaster recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

Key Objective 7: Implement gender-responsive and inclusive end-to-end multi-hazard early warning systems and anticipatory action

Key Objective 9: Ensure access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, and prevention and response to gender-based violence in the context of disasters

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