Gender

Hiroshima
Women in Assam State, India wade through floods after heavy downpour
As climate change increases the incidence of flooding, women in the north Indian state of Bihar are becoming more vulnerable to violence and trafficking.
To ensure that lifesaving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services are included in humanitarian response, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) partners with communities to prepare for emergencies.
‘How can I make this better?’ Profiles of women’s leadership in disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific
Women are excellent leaders, yet they are still underrepresented in decision-making and leadership in disaster risk reduction. When you work in a field where you are in the minority, it can feel isolating. This collection seeks to recognize and celebrate just a few of the many amazing women leading disaster risk reduction efforts across Asia and the Pacific, in the hope that these profiles will inspire other women doing the same. Women’s equal participation and leadership in public life, including disaster risk reduction, is both an important goal in itself and essential for reducing disaster risk and achieving a broad range of sustainable development goals. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is committed to supporting women’s leadership in disaster risk reduction, including through our flagship Women’s International Network on Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR). We know that diversity in leadership improves results, and well-designed disaster risk reduction initiatives that provide for women’s full and effective participation advances gender equality and women’s empowerment while building our collective resilience.
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This report focuses on integrating gender into community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR), outlining activities and accomplishments in this area across the reporting countries.
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This report provides guidance on how to integrate gender equality in laws and policies on climate change and disaster management in Asian Development Bank's developing member countries.
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Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity in Tech Initiative at UC
Cyclone Gita
10 Dec 2021
Tropical Cyclone (TC) Gita formed in early February 2018 and developed into a category 4 cyclone, affecting multiple countries in the Pacific region. Tonga was hardest-hit, incurring severe damage.
Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is in the process of transitioning from conflict. Sittie Rajabia Monato is the Gender-based violence (GBV) Working Group Coordinator with UNFPA on the ground.
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These documents present the background, context, effects, impact, recovery needs and recovery strategy of the devastation of the La Soufrière Volcanic Eruption on St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) within the context of a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).