Equity in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Women, LGBTQIA+, and People with Disabilities
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10:00 am TO 11:00 am
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima
Global Insight, ConnexUs & Search for Common Ground
Online Event
Climate Change & Conflict,Conflict Sensitivity,General,Human Rights,Humanitarian & Emergency Response Programming
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Global Insight Summer 2022 Brown Bag Series

This session is co-hosted by Global InsightConnexUs and Search for Common Ground.

The global impacts of disasters from increased extreme weather events disproportionately affect women, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities, among other marginalized populations. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) emphasizes that women and people with disabilities should “publicly lead and promote gender-equitable and universally accessible approaches during the response and reconstruction phases.” Yet considerable evidence shows that socio-cultural norms affect these groups’ equitable access to and use of resources and leadership opportunities to prepare for and respond to disasters. This presentation highlights results from a scoping literature review of over 450 peer- reviewed studies from around the world to address the following research questions:

What resources and opportunities are available to women, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities that allow them to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters? What are the barriers that prevent these populations from accessing available resources and opportunities? The session will offer a discussion on lessons learned, policies, institutions, and best practices that can better support equitable outcomes for these groups in disaster management contexts.

Global Insight brings together an interdisciplinary team of scholars and independent researchers to tackle our most sensitive questions in partnership with practitioners, policymakers, and donors. We work across sectors in fragile contexts to produce data-driven, gender-sensitive, multi-methods empirical research.

ConnexUs is a global learning, networking & coordination platform for you to collaborate with people in conflict-affected contexts who are addressing pressing challenges. ConnexUs seeks to improve the effectiveness & impact of your work by creating connections & opportunities.

Search for Common Ground is the world’s largest peacebuilding
organization, working on the frontlines of today’s most consequential
conflicts where millions of lives are at stake.

Join us for the Summer 2022 Brown Bag series which features timely research by our Principal Investigators. See all events here.