Gender

Gender does not equal women only, and a gender-inclusive approach does not equal a shopping list of categories of people either.
Sri Lankan women walking through Colombo, carrying a waterbottle and umbrella
As Sri Lanka is experiencing heat waves and heat stress, SLYCAN Trust has launched a capacity-building exercise on integrating heat stress management into climate policies and developing guidelines for gender-sensitive heat adaptation planning.
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The document consolidates existing international standards and guidelines relevant to DRR and building climate resilience. Standards and guidelines are taken primarily from UN sources.
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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement both identify the promotion and protection of human rights, alongside the need to pay particular attention to the gender dimension of disaster risk, as guiding principles.
An older woman from Bangladesh in Cox Bazar looking into the camera.
Poor households headed by women spend a higher share of their budgets on protecting their families from worsening floods, storms and other impacts of global warming
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This study assesses the percentage of climate expenditure as a share of household income and expenditure in climate-vulnerable regions of Bangladesh, based on primary data. In particular, it investigates adaptation expenditure by rural households.
Kenyan women standing in a field next to a goat
“Family Insurance completes the suite of support women need in this environment to build independent and resilient livelihoods,” said Michael Carter, MRR Innovation Lab director and co-creator of this new kind of insurance.
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This report highlights case studies and lessons learned from 20 countries during COVID-19. The evidence shows the need for investments in gender equality in health systems to prepare for and respond to the next pandemic.
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This note outlines why and how the gender window of the Community Resilience Partnership Program will support interventions to empower women and build their resilience to climate change.
International Institute for Environment and Development