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.
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.
Women’s Resilience to Disasters and Youth Leadership in Advocacy at CSW67
A youth leader shares her experiences on the CSW67 and the key opportunities and challenges for youth advocacy
UN Women and the Youth Leaders and Young Professionals (YLYP) Network host event highlighting the role of youth and digital technology for women’s resilience
In the lead up to CSW67, youth activists advanced their key asks related to digital technology to build women's and girls' resilience to disasters
Three asks on gender equality to COP27
On the Gender Day at COP27, the Executive Director of UN Women lays out what the UN Climate Conference must deliver to advance gender equality.
Vera Karikari Bediako
Meet Vera Karikari Bediako, the Principal Programme Officer at the Department of Gender, Government of Ghana.
Pacific women pave the way for gender-responsive resilience
A press release from the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
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 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
Women are advocating for inclusivity
"See me for my ability, not for my disability"
Naomi Tai, Advocate, People with Disability, Solomon Islands
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.