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01 Feb 2010 description

GENEVA (1 February 2010) -- The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women urged the international community, UN agencies and all humanitarian relief agencies to actively involve women at all stages of emergency management programmes, in both the planning and implementation processes, so that they can bring valuable perspectives and contributions to the emergency response.

"The needs and capabilities of women must be taken into consideration in all sectors and clusters of the emergency response, as the role of women in early recovery is critical to …