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Blogs 10 January 2022

Disaggregating disaster deaths data

Ilan confirms the importance of knowing who dies in disasters, how, and why.

News 3 January 2022

Bringing communities together to prepare for emergencies

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.

News 15 December 2021

Rapid gender analysis in Haiti reveals earthquake-related impacts on women and girls

News 5 December 2021

From victims to leaders: ending gender-based violence in the Lake Chad Basin

Case studies 5 December 2021

From victims to leaders: ending gender-based violence in the Lake Chad Basin

Nearly 30 per cent of girls in Ngatansou’s home in North Cameroon are married before the age of 18, facing loss of education, high rates of maternal mortality, and increased risk of gender-based violence. Today, at 49, Ngatansou is working to change the narrative for women and girls in the Lake Chad Basin – an area encompassing Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

Women's perspectives 5 December 2021

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.

News 2 December 2021

International Women’s Day 2022: “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”

News 1 December 2021

How Bangladesh is beating the odds on climate disaster deaths

Interviews 21 November 2021

Varanisese Maisamoa

Meet Varanisese Maisamoa, who is helping increase women's access to resilient infrastructure in Fiji.

News 18 November 2021

Mitigating gender-based violence risks

How anticipatory action supports safety and access to services for women and girls

Women's perspectives 14 November 2021

Women are adapting to climate change through climate-smart agriculture

"Understanding climate change has drastically changed the way we work the land."

Women's perspectives 14 November 2021

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.

Blogs 14 November 2021

Applying a gender lens on post disaster needs assessment in the Caribbean

Kyana shares her experiences of ensuring post disaster needs assessments are gender-responsive and capture the nuanced ways in which disasters affect different groups.

Blogs 13 November 2021

Closing the gender gaps for women's resilience to disasters and climate change

Sarah Selby, a technical adviser for UN Women, talks about the urgent need to close the gender gaps for disaster and climate risk reduction and resilience.

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 12 November 2021

The changing nature of the gender inequality of risk in the Caribbean

Moving beyond the “victim lens” and engaging women more effectively.

Blogs 12 November 2021

Why gender-responsive disaster risk management matters in the private sector

When the private sector invests in building the resilience of their assets – whether capital, facilities, or employees – it contributes to strengthening local resilience. Working with women on such issues is also an opportunity for greater impact and fast