Gender in Humanitarian Action Brief No. 2: Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (as of 31 March 2018)

from Inter Sector Coordination Group
Published on 31 Mar 2018 View Original

Developed by the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group co-chaired by UN Women and UNHCR

Why is inclusion of gender equality important for disaster preparedness activities?

• Natural disasters do not affect everyone in the same way. Pre-existing societal structures, customs and gender roles create or contribute to heightened risks for some members of the community—such as women, children, persons with disabilities, LGTBIQ persons, and others.

• To be most effective, disaster plans must be developed with, agreed to, and understood by everyone they purport to protect.