Regional Strategy and Action Plan for Mainstreaming Gender in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation
Disasters do not affect everyone in the same way – instead this depends on levels of vulnerability, which vary with various socially-constructed facets of identity, such as gender. In a gender-unequal world, women and girls often face the brunt of the impacts of climate change and disasters. Without express consideration, approaches to Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) tend to be gender-blind. As a result, solutions are invisible to gender differences, and are therefore not effective, having the potential to exacerbate gendered inequalities and disparities between women and men in terms of poverty, labour, and access to resources.