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Published: 2010

Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation: A Learning Companion

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This Learning Companion aims to provide Oxfam programme staff with the basis for incorporating gender analysis and women’s rights into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) programming. While it is specifically aimed at Oxfam programme staff it can also be of value to other people interested in issues around Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. It includes the following • theoretical overview of how poverty and inequality shape the experiences of women and men during disasters, and as a result of climate change; • Oxfam’s approach to strengthening gender equality and women’s rights through gender mainstreaming, and how this is applied to adaptation and risk reduction work in practice; • understand what gender equality, women’s rights, and women’s empowerment mean in terms of changes in the lives of women and men who are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and at risk of disaster; and • guidance of where to go to learn more
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