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Gender Responsive Disaster Risk Reduction: A contribution by the United Nations In the present paper UN provides important recommendations to make post -2015 DRR framework more gender responsive. Paper mentions that post -2015 DRR framework provi

BY: Sanjay Pandey
Organization: Yuganter
Original Source / Author: UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 21 Jun, 2017
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Gender Responsive Disaster Risk Reduction: A contribution by the United Nations
 
In the present paper UN provides important recommendations to make post -2015 DRR framework more gender responsive.  Paper mentions that   post -2015 DRR framework provides an opportunity to integrate the issue of gender equality and women empowerment into Disaster Risk Reduction. 
Gender equality and women empowerment are self-standing principles. World commitment on these issues should be reflected in all post-2015 DRR activities. It should be accepted that promotion of women leadership and their active participation in decision making is essential for achieving community resilience. 
Giving background paper accepts that the issue of  “Gender Equality” lagged behind in spite of overall progress made after  Hyogo framework for action (HFA).  Its one important indicator is the lack of “Gender-disaggregated vulnerability and capacity information” in majority of countries. Only 30% of countries have accepted Gender Equality as the driver of development.
The need of integrating gender equality to mainstream of development has been globally accepted.  There are number of policy papers, guidelines and best practices  available on this issue.  Yet the overall progress on gender equality is not satisfactory. 
The paper mentions the name of international forums where the world community has shown its repeated commitment for promoting  the gender equality and women empowerment.

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