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Women2000 and Beyond: Making Risky Environments Safer: Women Building Sustainable and Disaster-Resilient Environments

Posted on April 1, 2004

This issue of Women2000 and Beyond addresses gender issues in disaster reduction and sustainable development. It provides a gender analysis of the increasing risks and the impacts of disasters, and discusses the notions of risk and physical and social vulnerability from a gender perspective. More