Policy Brief: Gender Responsive Disaster Risk Reduction


This policy brief explores challenges faced in gender-responsive disaster risk reduction. Gender inequality, coupled with climate and environmental crises, is the greatest sustainable development challenge of the present time. In the past twenty years’ climate-related disasters have almost doubled, exacerbating inequalities within and between countries. The impact of gender norms, roles, and relations on people’s lives within a given culture and society is critical to understanding and reducing disaster risk, with gender discrimination often limiting the control that women and girls have over decisions that govern their lives, as well as their access to resources and opportunities. This heightens their exposure to risk, resulting in women and girls experiencing higher mortality, morbidity, and loss of livelihoods during disasters.


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