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.
Advancing gender-transformative disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific
GRRIPP Launch New Reference Guide on Gender and Sexual Minorities in Disaster Risk Reduction
On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2023, the GRRIPP Reference Guide Task Team launched our latest reference guide, ‘Gender and Sexual Minorities in Disaster Risk Reduction’.
Empowering resilience: WRD and partners forge inclusive disaster risk reduction strategies in the pacific
Civil society partners, women’s organizations and organizations for people with disabilities came together for a Talanoa Session on Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion in Disaster Risk Reduction, affirming resilience building that leaves no one behind.
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.
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.
Explore women’s perspectives on building the resilience of women and girls to disasters and threats.
Beyond COP27: Pacific Women Leaders on why women and girls must be included in climate solutions
We spoke to four Pacific Women Leaders, delegates to the recent global United Nations climate change negotiations and advocates in their communities, about the impact of climate change on women and girls in the region, and why it matters so much that their experiences shape climate action.
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 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 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 providing critical support during the COVID-19 outbreak
Jannatul and her team are supporting women and girls to cope with simultaneous hazards.
Jannatul Mouwa, Executive Director of Best Initiative National Development Unification, Bangladesh
Women are working together to increase resilience
Seruwaia advocates for knowledge sharing and working together to build resilience.
Seruwaia Kubukubu, Dairy and mushroom farmer, Naitasiri Women in Dairy, 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.