Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster

14 Jun 2013

This policy brief will show that climate change and its impacts are not gender neutral and nor are its policies and actions. Due to their gender-defined roles in society and traditional patterns of marginalization, women are amongst those that are likely to carry the heaviest burdens from these changes and benefit less from the policies and programmes that address these.

The policy brief also shows that women should not be seen as ‘victims’. They are also crucial actors in CCA and DRR and their needs and knowledge should be used to inform the design, implementation, and monitoring of climate change and DRR policies.