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How can communication be gender-sensitive? Learn about the concept and examine main principles to equal, inclusive and transformative communication with this course.

About This Course

Through communication,we describe and relate to the world inside and outside of us, we relate to one-another, and we reflect gender relations. These are often unequal, but communication can challenge and change norms, can push things forward, can contribute to a more equal and inclusive world.

Mainstreaming gender in disaster risk reduction (DRR) saves lives.

With this course, we offer you a glimpse into key aspects of gender-sensitive communication so you can start applying its main principles. 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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