The gendered dimensions of disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change - Stories from the Pacific
This publication synthesizes the issues and outcomes from the workshop on the Gendered Dimensions of Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation to Climate Change held in Suva, Fiji, in February 2008.
The gender dimensions of disaster risk management and adaptation to
climate change can no longer be ignored. Global virtual networks recognise
the fundamental differences in the way women and men are affected by,
contribute to, cope with and adapt to these vulnerabilities.1 There are many
reasons for the differences, including gender inequalities, the roles women
and men play in their communities and the reality that women constitute
most of the world’s poor. As such, they are highly dependent on local
natural resources for their livelihood and are disproportionately vulnerable
to, and affected by, disasters and climate change.
(UNDP, May 2009)