Why we need to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment in disaster recovery – and how to do it!

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Sustainable Cities
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http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/why-we-need-integrate-gender-equality-and-women-s-empowerment-disaster-recovery-and-how-do-it
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Cindy Patricia Quijada Robles, Rahel Steinbach, Melody Benavidez
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Disasters harm all, but they often disproportionally affect women and girls because of their lower access to political, economic and social resources as well as social and cultural gender-specific expectations and norms. Here are a few steps for how we can empower women and advance gender equality in a post-disaster recovery context.  

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