JWNDRR Training Initiative

JWNDRR has produced a training initiative which features concrete experiences and plans regarding DRR and gender training programs. In order to implement gender responsive DRR policies, it is essential to strengthen women’s leadership skills and capacities as well as raise awareness of the importance of gender perspectives amongst DRR officials. Dr. Cheryl Anderson has written a comprehensive summary of gender・・・

New Publication from UNISDR

Published by the UN Office for DRR, Women’s Leadership in Risk-Resilient Development: Good Practices & Lessons Learned, aims to shed some light on women’s capabilities to take leading roles in building disaster resilience. It features women as drivers of change in different socio-economic contexts, and under various gender conditions. JWNDRR is also included amongst the examples of good practices.

Secretary-General’s Message for 2015

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Message from Akiko Domoto

Now there are less than 40 days until the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), which will be held in Sendai, Japan. Unfortunately there has not been much media coverage of this Conference, even though it is a very important one for disaster-prone Japan. The first WCDRR was held in Yokohama, and the second one was held 10・・・

A News From Gender and Disaster Network (GDN)

[ from website of Gender and Disaster Network ] A Japanese Women’s Perspective on Disaster Risk Reduction This document relates the history and some of the experiences of the Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction, especially in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. » GDN website

Report of the Press Conference at the Japan National Press Club with Margareta Wahlstrom

Report of the Press Conference at the Japan National Press Club with Margareta Wahlstrom, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction. CONTENTS Margareta reminded us all that there was now only about 50 days until the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Sendai. The second WCDRR was held in Kobe 10 years・・・

New Year Greetings

Happy New Year everyone! Only two and a half months remaining until the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai. JWNDRR will be holding a public forum at L-Park Sendai from 1.15 PM on March 18th. The title is: Women as a Force for Change ~Gender Equality and Disaster Risk Reduction. At this forum we will be・・・

Qatar Friendship Fund to Support Japanese Women Tworads Disaster

New project will provide opportunities for women to influence disaster planning H.E. Yousef Bilal, Qatar’s Ambassador to Japan, welcomes ‘important’ initiative Third female governor in Japan’s history joins the project, pledges full support

Women’s participation and leadership in disaster risk reduction and recovery ~Symposium held in lead up to the Third World Conference on DRR

JWNDRR President, Akiko Domoto, participated in a panel discussion on December 3rd in Fukushima, organized by the Cabinet Office. Domoto stressed that women’s participation and leadership is instrumental if the experiences and lessons of past disasters in Japan are to be shared. Along with the symposium, there was a display of panels and related objects, showing concrete examples of women・・・

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