Building a resilient Pacific: Pacific women leaders reducing disaster risk
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Topics: Gender dimensions Early warning
Cross-cutting Issues: Women’s leadership, voice, agency, participation, and advocacy
This collection seeks to recognize and celebrate just a few of the many amazing women leading disaster risk reduction efforts across the Pacific, in the hope that these profiles will inspire other women doing the same. Women are excellent leaders, yet they are still underrepresented in decision-making and leadership in disaster risk reduction. When you work in a field where you are in the minority, it can feel isolating. Women’s equal participation and leadership in public life, including disaster risk reduction, is both an important goal in itself and essential for reducing disaster risk and achieving a broad range of sustainable development goals.