This publication is part of ongoing efforts facilitated by the UNISDR secretariat to build a global partnership for mainstreaming gender issues into the disaster risk reduction process. Such efforts have become urgent because disaster risk reduction has long remained a largely male dominated affair, yet it is clear that the full and balanced participation of women and men, and girls and boys make disaster risk reduction more effective. The present good practices have been compiled to draw the attention of practitioners, policy/decision makers and stakeholders, be they men or women, to the fact that gender-inclusive disaster risk reduction is feasible immediately, even in rural community settings where gender insensitivity is generally pervasive. This publication presents a collection of 15 practices that advance gendered resilience building--a key principle that informs the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action.

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2 006
Shyamala Gomez
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)