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Blogs 4 January 2024

Advancing gender-transformative disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific

Blogs 6 November 2023

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’.

Blogs 2 April 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

News 14 February 2023

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

Interviews 31 October 2022

Vera Karikari Bediako

Meet Vera Karikari Bediako, the Principal Programme Officer at the Department of Gender, Government of Ghana.

Interviews 2 June 2022

Vasiti Soko

Meet Ms. Vasiti Soko, the Director of the National Disaster Management Office of Fiji.

Interviews 31 May 2022

Dr. Riyanti Djalante

Meet Dr. Riyanti Djalante, who is promoting women's leadership in DRR at the ASEAN Secretariat.

News 29 May 2022

Inequality and vulnerability must be addressed for gender-responsive and accessible disaster risk reduction

News 26 May 2022

Gender in DRR - Mainstreamed into invisibility

Does gender mainstreaming make it more difficult to ensure women’s concerns are addressed?

News 17 May 2022

Women in rural Bangladesh pay more for rising cost of climate disasters

News 1 May 2022

How drought is shifting gender dynamics in northeast Syria

News 13 April 2022

Floods in South Africa: protecting people must include a focus on women and girls

When disastrous events like floods are combined with social inequities, their effects are much greater.

News 13 March 2022

Speech: Crises multiply threats, women are the solution multipliers

Introductory statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, to the Commission on the Status of Women at its 66th session

News 9 March 2022

Risk, resilience and gender in the current Petrópolis tragedy

Women are more vulnerable to disasters because of their social roles, lack of access to resources and political marginalisation.

News 28 February 2022

Explainer: Why women need to be at the heart of climate action

News 27 February 2022

Explainer: how gender inequality and climate change are interconnected

News 11 January 2022

In Bihar, women face floods and increasing violence

News 19 December 2021

New data show women and girls far less likely to receive COVID-19 relief

Women and girls have disproportionately suffered the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19: lost jobs and reduced work hours, increased intensity of care and domestic work, and strains on their physical and mental health.