Information
  • Submitted by: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
  • Topic: Gender equality and women's empowerment
  • Keywords: Gender equality, climate change, China, policy development, women?s empowerment, UN Women, disaster risk reduction, research, advocacy, women's leadership, disaster relief and disaster reconstruction
  • Location: Zhejiang, Hubei and Gansu Province, China
  • Date of completion: 2013-10-31
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Deliverables & Resources
UNTGG China Gender Facility administered by UN Women China: Advocacy for Gender Awareness in Disaster Management in Zhejiang, Hubei and Gansu Province, China

Partner(s)

UN Women, Department of Disaster Relief of the Ministry of Civil Affairs

Description/achievement of initiative

UN Women will, through the project, support provincial governments to take measures to promote gender equality in disaster risk reduction work in the three targeted provinces, so that women's rights and attention to their special needs in disaster risk reduction in the three targeted provinces are ensured.

Implementation methodologies

A comprehensive assessment will be conducted to determine gender gaps in disaster risk reduction policies, plans, projects, and activities and ascertain the nature of, and factors preventing, women's participation and leadership in local disaster risk reduction efforts. The findings will be shared with national and provincial-level officials and policy makers through training sessions and advocacy. Seminars will share the results of research to enhance officials' support for gender equality in disaster risk reduction plans and activities. Training workshops on gender equality and disaster management will be provided for the Ministry of Civil Affairs officials at the provincial level, so that their capability to incorporate gender perspectives into their daily disaster relief and reconstruction work will be enhanced. An advocacy conference on gender equality and disaster risk reduction will be held, including gender experts, government officials at national and provincial level and the national media, and a seminar will be held to share the research results with government officials who are responsible for the formulation of the Guidance on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Urban and Rural Communities.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
A comprehensive assessment will be conducted to determine the gender gaps in the existing disaster risk reduction policies, plans, projects, and activities and to ascertain the nature of, and factors preventing, women's participation and leadership. 2012
Seminars will be organized including local officials to share the results of research and to enhance officials' support for gender equality in disaster risk reduction plans and activities in the pilot communities in the three provinces. 2012
An advocacy conference on gender equality and disaster risk reduction will be held, including gender experts, government officials at both national and provincial level and the national media, and a seminar will be held to share the project research. 2013
Training workshops on gender equality and disaster management will be provided for the Ministry of Civil Affairs officials at the provincial level. 2013
Resources
Type Details
Other, please specify A comprehensive assessment to be conducted in three pilot provinces (USD 18000)
Other, please specify Seminars to be organized among local officials (USD 2000) ,Advocacy conference and seminar to be organized (USD 9000)
Other, please specify Training workshops for the Ministry of Civil Affairs officials at the provincial level (USD 3800)
Financing (in USD) $32,800
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