This manual outlines the vulnerability of small island developping states (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean to natural hazards and climate risks, and explains how gender roles and responsibilities result in differential exposure and impact of disasters. Putting on a “gender lens” means analyzing what men and women do in their daily lives, looking at how they interact and what specific needs arise out of this. It is intended to provide national disaster management personnel working in the SIDS with a tool to strengthen their practice; it is not intended to be exhaustive and should be considered as an aid to complement pre-existing knowledge. The document aims to help practitioners identify and integrate gender into their decision-making and actions on the ground in every phase of disaster risk management.

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Organization: UNDP, Caribbean Risk Management Initiative

Topics: Risk Reduction/Management, Gender

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2013

Language: English