New Publication on the Role of Women in Disaster Risk Governance


What role do women play in disaster risk governance? 

Photo: Lourdes Ardón | UNDAC

Women play a significant role in disaster response and recovery stages specifically at household level. However, their roles in organizational decision making, particularly in disaster risk governance, is limited due to uncovered reasons. This has created equity and equality issues among one of the most affected communities from hazards. Therefore, this novel study attempts to explore and emphasise the role of women in disaster risk governance, risk governance efforts and to uncover the barriers that limit their role in disaster risk governance.

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