Making disaster risk reduction gender-sensitive: policy and practical guidelines
12 June 2009
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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This publication is the result of extensive consultations and a response to the call for clear policy and practical guidance for mainstreaming gender perspectives into disaster risk reduction. It offers much-needed policy and practical guidelines for national and local governments to further implement the Hyogo Framework for Action.
Included in this publication is a policy guideline on gender mainstreaming, and practical guidelines on how to institutionalize gender-sensitive risk assessments, implement gender-sensitive early warning systems, and use gender-sensitive indicators to monitor gender mainstreaming progress. Also included is a summary of the limited global progress in this task so far, and a list of further readings.
This joint publication is a result of a UNISDR-led process supporting implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters.