Community & Events Spotlight Live event More Spotlights

LIVE TODAY: Disasters hurt more women than men. The solution?

Updated: Mon, 10 Oct 2016

About the event

DRR day online debate

“Disasters hurt more women than men. What’s the solution?”

October 10, 2016, 1400-1500 BST (London time) (GMT+1)

Expert panel

Nahla Haidar, member of the Committee of  the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Maarten van Aalst, director, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Margareta Wahlström, former head of the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Worldwide, women and girls are more likely than men to die in a disaster. They often find themselves confined to traditional gender roles that limit their ability to lead, which can make them more vulnerable when disaster strikes. In an online debate ahead of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 13), organised by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the BRACED programme, we will discuss ways of helping women become more resilient to climate extremes. What should governments, aid agencies and businesses do differently to protect lives and put women and girls at the core of disaster risk reduction?


Event start time: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:00 PM

Live blog