Recognise the strength of women and girls in reducing disaster risks!12 Oct 2012
Stories from Viet Nam
This book stresses the potential and strength of an often untapped or unrecognized resource: women and girls in Viet Nam. Not only do they comprise almost half of the country’s population, they also play crucially important roles in the household, in the rural and urban economies and in society as a whole.
With disasters affecting Viet Nam annually, in combination with a particular vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change, it is essential to recognize women and girls as dynamic actors in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
This book aims to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Through many truly inspirational stories it aims to tell the story behind the larger issues and show the visible force behind lasting change.