Gender-Inclusive Legislative Framework and Laws to Strengthen Women’s Resilience to Climate Change and Disasters
This report provides guidance on how to integrate gender equality in laws and policies on climate change and disaster management in Asian Development Bank's developing member countries.
Globally, women are disproportionately impacted by climate change and disasters due to gender inequalities and limited opportunities to participate in decision-making processes. The report provides a conceptual framework and good practice guide to improve gender equality in this space based on international norms and examples of national laws. It also demonstrates how gender-responsive laws and policies can contribute to women’s resilience to climate change and disasters. The report was developed for the use of governments, policy-makers, organizations, and individuals engaged in gender-responsive legislative reforms.
- Executive Summary
- Gender Differences in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change
- Overview of International Norms and National Legal Frameworks
- Good Gender-Sensitive Laws and Lawmaking
- Gender-Sensitive Disaster Risk Management and Action on Climate Change
- Good Lawmaking to Improve the Overall Resilience of Women
- Concluding Observations
- Appendix: Terminology