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Gender Equality in Disaster Risk Management in Cambodia

“We know that around the world, the impacts of climate change and disasters disproportionally affect women and that rural women are particularly vulnerable...To build their resilience – and that of their communities at large – it’s critical they’re actively involved." While gender equality is improving in Cambodia – for example in primary and secondary education and maternal mortality – their representation in local and national decision-making remains limited. With funding from the Global Environment Facility-Least Developed Countries Fund, the UNDP-supported project 'Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems to Support Climate-Resilient Development in Cambodia' is working to increase women's representation in disaster management and climate change adaptation decision-making.