Time to Act on Gender, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.
An overview of progress in the Pacific region with evidence from The Republic of Marshall Islands, Vanuatu and Samoa
Gender equality and the empowerment of women become ever more important as the frequency and severity of storms, floods, drought and other climatic hazards increase in the Pacific region. Due to prevailing gender inequalities and social norms, women and girls are disproportionately affected by climate change and disaster impacts. Yet their participation and leadership are critical for an all-of-society approach to building the resilience of families, communities and nations. This report presents the findings of the Gender, Climate Change Action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Research in the Pacific region. The purpose of the study was to provide evidence-based information on the gender impacts of climate change and disasters in the Pacific, and to identify how gender equality and women's empowerment can be strengthened across climate change and DRR policies, institutions and projects.
The report presents an analytical framework to explore and interpret evidence on the status of policy; institutional arrangements; implementation and practice; advocacy, knowledge generation; and women's participation in efforts to incorporate gender equality into climate change action and DRR.