Gender Responsive Disaster Risk Reduction: A Contribution by the United Nations to the Consultation Leading to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Author:

United Nations

Editor:

First

Date:

2014

Region:

Theme:

Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Language:

English

Publisher:

United Nations

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U.N. (2014). Gender Responsive Disaster Risk Reduction: A Contribution by the United Nations to the Consultation Leading to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 Sendai Japan.

A summary of progress (or lack of) in integrating gender equality in DRR, to flag ahead of the third UN World Conference on DRR. The international community has recognized the need for and has committed to a strong focus on gender equality and women’s rights in disaster risk reduction. However, despite progress in the implementation of Hyogo Framework for Action, this progress has not translated into systematic action and sustainable results for women’s rights and gender equality in disaster risk reduction efforts. The summary outlines areas where data is lacking and progress has been limited.