A practical guide to Gender-sensitive Approaches for Disaster Management

These guidelines provide background information on IFRC policy context for gender-sensitive disaster management programming. They identify key issues to consider, and actions to take when working in
all phases of disaster management in order to develop disaster risk reduction (prevention, mitigation and preparedness), response, and recovery initiatives that equally involve and benefit men, women,
boys and girls. This includes a specific focus on developing the organisational capacity of National Societies to achieve gender equality both in disaster management programming and in their general work. The guidelines are primarily drawn from the practical experiences of twelve National Societies who participated in the Asia-Pacific Gender and Disaster Management Forum held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 2-5 June 2009, but are also based on broader international experience.