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Title: Women Leadership in Risk Resilient Development : Good Practices and Lessons Learned
Authors: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Abstract: The present publication, entitled Womens Leadership in Risk-Resilient Development: Good Practices and Lessons Learned, aims to shed some light on women capabilities to take leading roles in building disaster resilience. It features women as drivers of change in different socio-economic contexts, and under various gender conditions. While the examples portrayed in this publication present a broad range of approaches to women-led disaster risk reduction across humanitarian, environmental and development sectors, a single common thread binds them together each practice is an effort to shift the identity of women from beneficiaries to key actors in shaping, building and sustaining resilience to disasters. The selected case studies also reflect the way gender issues are understood in disaster risk reduction across the globe, and offer unique perspectives of and approaches to the subject. For ease of reference, each good practice has been divided into key sections and allows the reader to focus on a particular section of the case study - Impact and Results, The Good Practice, Lessons Learned, and so forth. Each of the selected good practices also provides practical recommendations for scaling up similar actions in the future. This publication will enable practitioners, policy and decision makers to address gender-related challenges in DRR, and that it will inspire more women and men to join the cause of disaster risk reduction and resilience building.
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