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International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction [IDNDR]

The IDNDR spearheaded the UN’s growing attention to the gender dimensions of disasters and particularly to the ways women and children can and do contribute to risk reduction at the local level. Among others, see:

Summaries and Analysis: Report on 1995 Day for IDNDR: Women and Children: Key to Prevention. Available from the Department of Humanitarian Affairs, 1996.

Stop Disasters —Women and Children: Keys to Prevention. A widely cited compilation of short statements from the field (see Gender and Disaster section and foundational papers).

IDNDR director Sávano.Briceño speaks out on gender issues, for example in these venues:

Gender mainstreaming in disaster reduction. 2001.Statement for the UN Commission for the Status of Women [46th session) panel discussion on Environmental Management and Mitigation of Natural Disasters: a Gender Perspective. Available through DAW: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/csw46/panel-briceno.pdf

Gender equality and disaster risk reduction. 2004. Statement to the UN Commission on the Status of Women for International Women’s Day.

The IDNDR helped develop and promote the 2001 UN DAW Expert Working Group meeting on gender and disaster risk reduction as well as the 2004 Honolulu workshop on the topic.

In addition to previously cited publications on the gender page, see Natalie Domeisen, IDNDR Promotion Officer, 1997: The Role of Women in Protecting Communities from Disasters

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