Legal and Policy Frameworks
The purpose of this document is to serve as a guidance towards the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia Pacific region in a gender-responsive and socially inclusive manner by providing key action points. The considerations expressed in this report also contribute to the mid-term review of the Sendai Framework. The review finds that institutional coordination and interrelationships between the mandated institutions for disaster risk management and women/gender in development in many countries are far below optimal levels. Many of the national gender/women and development strategies do not consider disaster risk management aspects, women’s rights work rarely capture access to information (early warning and other), displacement and post disaster recovery aspects.