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Gender equality saves lives and is key to a sustainable future.

This e-learning course explores practical ways for ensuring gender-equal and socially inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR).

About This Course

Women, girls, boys, men and persons with non-binary gender identities, of various backgrounds and abilities all have different roles, responsibilities, capacities and access to resources. All these factors influence how hazards affect them, as well as how they recover and move on after disasters.

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

It allows for women, girls, boys, men and persons with non-binary gender identities to have the best chance of preparing for, surviving, and recovering from disasters. It also strengthens the resilience of communities and is a key element to climate change adaptation and mitigation. This is why it is a cornerstone of the all-of-society approach set out in the Sendai Framework, and why goal 5 of the SDGs (on gender equality) is crucial for meeting the other goals.

A gender-equal and socially inclusive approach to DRR requires us to change the way we think, and the way we work.

This e-learning course explores practical ways for ensuring gender-equal and socially inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR). Through four modules, participants will learn:

  • Why gender equality and social inclusion are key components of DRR
  • What a gender perspective means in the context of DRR
  • Critical steps for conducting gender analysis in DRR
  • How to apply a gender perspective to all priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • The principles of equal participation in DRR

Course Outline

    Module 1: Introduction to Gender in DRR

    Module 2: Gender Perspective

    Module 3: The Sendai Framework

    Module 4: Equal Participation

Course Staff

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Lena Fransson

Gender Advisor

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

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Elisa Schmidt

Capacity Development Officer

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

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Avelino Filio

Capacity Development Specialist

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

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