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Gender & Disaster Recovery

It is often assumed that all community members experience the impact of disasters in the same way. However, natural disasters are not neutral. They affect women, men, girls, and boys differently due to gender inequalities caused by socioeconomic conditions, cultural beliefs, and traditional practices which tend to put females at a disadvantage.

In this MYD Minute we profile a resource developed by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, World Bank and others. The "Gender Equality and Womens Empowerment in Disaster Recovery" guide. It addresses how to identify and prioritize gender-specific recovery needs, protecting women and men from physical and psychosocial harm, and empowering women for sustainable and resilient recovery.

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