Gender-Responsive Resilience Building in the Caribbean
Understanding the role of knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, and practices in coordination mechanisms for climate change and disaster risk reduction.
Policies, plans, and initiatives must take into account gender differences in roles and responsibilities, access to information, resources, opportunities, and decision-making power. If they do not, there is a risk they will reinforce, exacerbate, or create new gender inequalities.
The process of building resilience to climate change and disasters presents a unique opportunity to advance gender equality. Gender-Responsive Resilience Building in the Caribbean: Understanding the Role of Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviours, and Practices in Coordination Mechanisms for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction provides the foundation needed to determine how gender-related perceptions and biases can be challenged at the individual and institutional levels.
Based on data from nine Caribbean countries, this analysis was conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development on behalf of UN Women under the EnGenDER Project.
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