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Case studies 8 August 2023

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.

News 26 June 2023

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.

Women's perspectives 3 April 2023

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.

News 26 July 2022

The Women's Resilience to Disasters programme has been given the green light in Kiribati

Interviews 2 June 2022

Vasiti Soko

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

News 24 May 2022

Heat stress management and gender-sensitive heat adaptation plans in Sri Lanka

Data collection in Colombo

News 25 March 2022

Speech: agreement on action for a just, safe and sustainable planet

Closing remarks by United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous to the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 25 March 2022

News 25 March 2022

UN Commission on the Status of Women reaffirms women's and girls’ leadership as key to address climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction for all

News 17 March 2022

Leaders call for collective action, elevating marginalized voices and women in decision making roles beyond COVID-19

During the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), UN Women hosted a side event entitled “Beyond COVID-19: Advancing gender responsive policies on climate, care and jobs for a sustainable and equal future”.

News 7 March 2022

Five examples of gender-sensitive solutions to displacement linked with climate change

News 28 February 2022

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

Blogs 12 November 2021

Is disaster risk reduction (wo)men’s work?

Highlighting the missing voices of women in developing and implementing legal frameworks for disaster risk reduction

Blogs 11 October 2021

The Sendai Framework and its gendered implementation

The regional platforms provide an opportunity for formulating Regional Action Plans that are gender-responsive.

Case studies 1 October 2021

Gender-responsive policy development in Kenya

Supporting gender-responsive legal and policy frameworks

News 9 September 2021

In a watershed year for climate change, the Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for urgent, decisive and sustained climate action

News 4 May 2021

Climate justice means involving gender and sexual minorities in policy and action

A series of workshops in Indonesia and the Philippines have given a platform to LGBTIQ+ leaders

News 7 March 2021

Three reflections on gender in disaster risk management

News 2 February 2021

Latin American, Caribbean ministers commit to build back better and greener