Action Brief: Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction and Response in the Context of COVID-19: The Asia-Pacific Region

This Action Brief builds upon the earlier work done by UN Women and UNDRR and other partners to progress the Leave No One Behind agenda in response to COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to explore gender inequalities and their linkages to disaster manage and COVID-19, as well as identify key barriers to delivering disaster preparedness and response in the context of the pandemic. It focuses on paths to ensuring more inclusive and equal disaster management in times of COVID-19, by leveraging international frameworks on women’s rights, leaning on gender expertise in existing disaster and humanitarian settings and ensuring women-focused organisations and women leaders have the resources and authority to lead local response efforts for the most vulnerable and marginalised.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Health; COVID-19

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 13