Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is about having early warning systems in place, reducing communities’ vulnerability and increasing their ability to respond which is known as resilience.
The link between the role of education and learning about disaster risk reduction and response during school or educational clubs is clear.
Participation in DRR work can give adolescent girls and their communities many benefits: increasing girl’s self-esteem, confidence and resilience, improving their communication, negotiation and teamwork skills and allowing girls to build more positive relationships with boys and men which in turn contributes towards greater gender equality.
When men and boys see that girls are capable they have more respect for girls’ ideas and their rights.
Participation and DRR
GIRLS’ PARTICIPATION AND DISASTERS