Purpose

This document looks at urban risk reduction: examples of gender and diversity-based risks and vulnerabilities in urban areas; social and economic inequalities to consider in urban environments; migrants; disability; and examples of gender and diversity vulnerabilities in urban disaster response and recovery.

The paper also looks at Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in terms of key issues of GBV during and after disasters, and key action points for addressing GBV in Disaster Risk Reduction/Disaster Management (DRR/DM).

Overview

  • Examples of gender and diversity-based risks and vulnerabilities in urban areas include: services and infrastructure; access to information; gender-based opportunities; and lack of support networks.
  • Social and economic inequalities to consider in urban environments include: greater social and economic inequalities; women taking on many roles in urban environments; women having less ownership over resources; and greater societal restrictions on women.
  • Examples of gender and diversity vulnerabilities in urban disaster response and recovery include: personal security; food insecurity; economic and livelihood insecurity; education; and migrant status.

 

Purpose: Knowledge building

Usage: Learning from experience, Guidance for project implementation

Audiences: Technical staff; Gender and diversity practitioners

Document Data

Author: IFRC
Publication date: May 1, 2015
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 0.33
Country: Regional
Resource type: Report, Research

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