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Women and Girls: Forces for Creating Disaster-resilient Societies
Observing the 2012 International Day for Disaster Reduction

Thursday, October 11, 9:00am-12:00pm
1957 E Street NW, 7th floor, City View Room

On October 13th, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) commemorates the millions of women and girls who make their communities more resilient to disasters and climate risks. This internationally recognized day aims to not only celebrate the contribution that women and girls are making on disasters, highlight hindrances that women and girls face in their ability to contribute to disaster risk reduction and management processes, but also change the perception that women and girls are only victims. Through engaging practitioners and academics to share stories of actions and initiatives in disaster risk reduction and recovery by women and girls across the world, this conference will raise awareness about the current role of women and girls.

So please join us in discussing the role of women and girls in creating disaster-resilient societies.
Panelists include: Leora Ward, International Rescue Committee; Sarah Williamson, Humanitarian Consultant; Jane Henrici, The Institute for Women's Policy Research; Margaret Arnold, World Bank; and Andrea Burniske, Save the Children.

Open to the public

Sponsored by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and George Washington University’s Global Gender Program, which is part of the Elliott School's Institute for Global and International Studies.

For more information please contact Jaeeun Chung on 202-458-7599 or email

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