The number and complexity of hazards and disasters are increasing rapidly; and there is ample evidence that women and girls are often more vulnerable to disasters than men and boys. The papers in this collection consider the progress made and the challenges we still face in humanitarian and disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions, in responding adequately to the needs and priorities of all affected people, men and women, boys and girls. Achieving long-term change that transforms the lives of those living in poverty needs to specifically address gender inequalities. Through reflection, analysis and documentation of experience, this collection of papers can have value beyond their own contexts and by sharing the lessons learned, will help to make future work more effective.
Oxfam Programme Insights - Gender Quality in Emergencies
See the other Programme Insights papers on gender equality in emergencies: