Mobilizing new knowledge is the primary mission of the GDRA. As an information portal, the GDRA website is our essential tool, made stronger through contributions from visitors—people like you! As in disaster reduction generally, the challenge is to mobilize and put to good use what we have learned about the gender dimensions of disaster resilience, so we seek innovate forms of knowledge exchange with our partners.
Disaster response? We do respond virtually to events in some cases, as well, or work with other groups to support women and their families in disasters.Our outreach to women along the Gulf Coast following Katrina/Rita and after the BP oil spill are examples.
Disaster resilience through advocacy is more typical. GDRA campaigns are sustained areas of action to which different members of GDRA strive to contribute in different ways. Currently, some members are especially concerned with reducing gender-based violence in disasters, in making connections between gender, climate, and disaster, and in sharing grassroots women’s disaster experience through peer learning. Read on to learn more about these proposed campaigns and send us your ideas for meeting these goals.
Children's rights? Gender-responsive emergency management?
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