Raising women up: Women take the lead in community-based disaster risk reduction in Cambodia

When a disaster strikes, its impacts are not equal -- women, children, the elderly, migrants and the poor are frequently disproportionately affected.

Under the project ''Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems to Support Climate-Resilient Development' , UNDP Cambodia partnered with Action Aid Cambodia to increase gender equality in disaster risk reduction and early warning systems across Cambodia.

To this end, the project selected, trained and linked local women as ‘DRR Champions’ with skills in community-based disaster risk reduction; hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessments, and leadership and advocacy.