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An intersectional gender perspective is necessary to ensure efficient and sustainable disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.

About This Course

An intersectional gender perspective is central to seeing and understanding the world as it actually is. Without it, our clouded vision leaves women and marginalized groups at a disadvantage, and disproportionally affected by disasters.

Much like a pair of glasses, a gender perspective allows us to see more clearly and look beyond the gender norms and stereotypes that, often unconcsiously, strongly affect and guide our work and our lives.

With this course, we offer you a glimpse into key aspects of an intersectional gender perspective and show how it connects to gender analysis. We also provide suggestions on where you can find more information to deepen your understanding on the topic.

Expected time requirement: 15-20 minutes.

This self-paced module is part of ADPC’s 'About Gender'-series, a collection of short web-based courses on key concepts of gender which all depart from a so-called gender-transformative approach.

A gender-transformative approach recognizes that a gender-equal and socially inclusive approach to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate resilience (CR) requires us to change the way we think, and the way we work.

With this series we hope to help you rise to that challenge.

Who is this course for?

The series has been developed for DRR and CR professionals who:

  • Have little to no experience and knowledge in gender
  • Have some experience and knowledge in gender, but need a refresher on certain concepts
  • Have experience in gender but are looking for a quick recap on specific concepts and/or links to more information

For further information about the E-Learning course, you may contact ADPC Academy at

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