Gender in community-based Risk Management

Integrating gender perspective in disaster risk management initiatives and programs has been recognized as a priority concern since women and men have varying vulnerabilities and are
affected by disasters differently. Lifting from the book “Integrating Gender in CBDRM”, it was noted that gender perspective is a cross-cutting principle of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2000 – 2015 on Building Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disaster, which states that:

“A gender perspective should be integrated into all disaster risk management policies, plans and decision making processes, including those related to risk assessment, early warning, information management and education and training.”