Gender-Inclusive Legislative Framework and Laws to Strengthen Women’s Resilience to Climate Change and Disasters

Publication | December 2021

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.

  • US$33.00 (paperback)

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
  • Background
  • 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

Additional Details

  • Climate change
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • 138
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS210482-2
  • 978-92-9269-220-9 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-221-6 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-222-3 (ebook)

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