Women's narratives and experiences are a critical part of the knowledge base of gender-responsive disaster risk reduction. The WRD hub provides a platform for women and women’s organisations to share their messages and demands around gender-responsive resilience and for experts to share their insights.
The Women’s Resilience to Disasters experts share their insights through interviews and blogs on:
- WHY we need to understand the gender dimensions of risk;
- WHAT we need to do to enable change and build gender-responsive systems and processes; and
- HOW we can strengthen women's resilience.
Empowering Female Entrepreneurs: Overcoming Climate Change Challenges
Climate change is an urgent global challenge that demands immediate action. Its impact is felt across various aspects of our lives, from extreme weather events to the depletion of biodiversity and rising sea levels. However, it is crucial to recognize that certain groups, such as female entrepreneurs, face distinct obstacles in the face of climate change. This article explores the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs and highlights the innovative solutions they are bringing forth to combat climate change.
Latinas for Climate: meet the young Latinas championing climate justice
As climate-related disasters escalate in frequency and intensity, Latinas for Climate has emerged as a beacon of hope for young Latinas to elevate their voices to influence climate justice at the country, regional and global levels and make a meaningful impact.
Vani Vakatalai: Leading Women in the Community
Vani Vakatalai, District Officer for Tavua in the Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development & Disaster Management, participated in the National Emergency Response Team (NERT) training organized by the Fiji Government, National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and supported by the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) Programme.
Accelerating action for gender responsive disaster risk reduction
At a time of growing risks and vulnerabilities, UN Women recognizes the urgent need to optimize the work of the next seven years of the Sendai Framework’s implementation to achieve gender-responsive disaster risk reduction.
The Women's Resilience to Disasters programme launches in the Solomon Islands
A new programme to bolster women’s resilience and leadership for sustainable, secure and thriving communities in the Solomon Islands, in the face of disasters, was launched today.
ED's Speech: Accelerating action for gender-responsive disaster risk reduction
Opening speech by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous to the Risk Reduction Hub, a series of meetings held on the margins of the High-Level Meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, 17 May 2023.
Explore women’s perspectives on building the resilience of women and girls to disasters and threats.
Women are coordinating and strengthening resilience networks
The Network of Women-led Organisations in Nigeria coordinates and strengthens the collaboration among members and partners, insuring the inclusion of women and girls in programs and projects.
Ms Husna Ibrahim Abdullahi, President, Network of Women-led Organisation, Yobe State, Executive Director, Women & Youth Empowerment Initiative (WOYEIN)
Women are giving hope to women
Aissa's organisation provides psychological support to women and girls affected by conflict, crisis and disaster, as well as gender-based violence, teaching them to address trauma and mediate conflict.
Aissa Doumara Ngatansou, Co-founder, Association for the Fight against Violence against Women, Cameroon
Women are adapting to climate change through climate-smart agriculture
"Understanding climate change has drastically changed the way we work the land."
Korka Diaw, President of REFAN, Network of Women Farmers, North of Senegal
Women are helping others build alternative livelihoods
Katarina has established a fish hatchery, as a source of juvenile fish for new farmers, helping build their resilience.
Katarina Baleisuva, Tilapia farmer and President of Tilapia Fiji
Women are diversifying their business models for resilience
Aileen’s diversified agri-tourism business model has helped her remain resilient despite being affected by multiple disasters.
Aileen Burness, South Sea Orchids and Fiji Floriculture Support Association, Fiji
Women are facilitating community training
“I try to assist the community in the outer islands to build their resilience against climate change by facilitating trainings."
Ahling Onorio, Kiribati Organic Farmers Association, Kiribati
Women are advocating for a voice at the table
As a farmer herself, Lavinia knows the importance of having a voice at the table.
Lavinia Kaumaitotoya, General Manager, Pacific Island Farmer Organisation Network, Fiji
We are collecting regional resources, insights, and good practices for building women's resilience to disasters.
A hazard is a process, phenomenon or human activity that may cause health impacts, property damage, social and economic disruption or environmental degradation. These impacts are not experienced uniformly by everyone in society, especially high-risk groups, and women and girls in particular.