Working with Women at Risk: Practical Guidelines for Assessing Local Disaster Risk

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As a tool for planning and carrying out gender-focused community vulnerability research, this document offers a step-by-step guide for assessing the resources and vulnerabilities of communities "through the eyes of women." For this purpose, the model includes:

- Identification of a local community women's group to take on the project
- Training of women from the group as community researchers
- Research strategies to collect original data about local hazards and risk
- Ideas for synthesizing and utilizing the findings

The document aims to help women's organisations and other groups plan and conduct successful research useful to their neighborhoods and communities in the face of multi-faceted hazards and the increasing global risk of disasters.