Gender and Disaster Webinar Series #5: Gender, Disaster, Policy, Politics


Recording of the Webinar: Webinar #5_ Gender, Disaster, Policy, Politics

Transcript will be available soon.

About the Webinar

1. The Long Walk to Gender Equality: Rhetoric and Realities in DRR Policy and Practice.  This presentation takes a critical look at the current policy trend which promotes gender equality as ‘smart economics’ adopted by international financial institutions, agencies and organizations. It explores the implications of this market-oriented approach on disaster risk reduction policy and practice. Using case studies, it shows that the rhetoric on gender equality remains far from reality, thus the need for a more engaged, reflexive and critical gender scholarship in disaster and development.

  •  Presenter: Kristinne Sanz, Global Disaster Network member.  For bio, click here.


2. Global Rights, Enforcement and Accountability Aspects on Gender.  Despite a few decades of continuous work on gender issues in disasters, progress achieved is dismal, remaining challenges are enormous. With the Hyogo Framework  for Action (HFA),  the global  guidance framework for disaster risk  reduction, and  the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reaching  their timelines in 2015,  extensive consultations are taking  place across the globe to define Post- 2015 development and  disaster  reduction agenda. This presentation aims to capture the highlights from the consultations focusing on the rights, enforcement and accountability aspects on gender and women’s issues, and  to explore the  avenues for  gender  equity and  women as a force of  social  change in disaster risk reduction.

  • Presenter: Madhavi Malalgoda Ariyabandu – Regional Programme Officer, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).  For bio, click here.


This series is brought to you through the Gender and Disaster Resilience Alliance and EPI Global. Both organizations are committed to building awareness about the importance of gender impact on disasters.

To learn more about the Webinar Series click here.

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