Gender Perspectives: Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into Climate Change Adaptation


International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR). 2008. Gender Perspectives: Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into Climate Change Adaptation. Geneva: United Nations.

Author: International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR)


This publication points out the vital nexus between women’s experiences of natural resource management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and how they can come together to make whole communities strong and sustainable. It also provides inspirational case studies of grassroots women’s leadership, and of ways to support and encourage women’s full participation as citizens in risk reduction, climate change adaptation, development, and disaster preparedness. The case studies also point to practical tools for implementing gender equality and mainstreaming gender perspectives. (UNIDSR)

Keywords: gender equality, economic development, natural resources, vulnerability

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Gender, Women, Gender Mainstreaming, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality

Year: 2008

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