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CRVS and disaster - Mainstreaming gender


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Presentation by Rikke Hansen (UN ESCAP) at the international conference on innovations in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems - Ottawa on 27-28 February 2018. See more at

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CRVS and disaster - Mainstreaming gender

  1. 1. CRVS and disasters Mainstreaming gender Rikke Munk Hansen, United Nations ESCAP CRVS Innovations 27-28 February 2018, Ottawa
  2. 2. CRVS, Gender, Disasters CRVS DisastersGender
  3. 3. Disasters & Gender Women and children are vulnerable groups Greater risk and exposure Higher chance of death Longer to recover Increased exposure to violence Gender inequality in all phases of disasters: Gender Disasters Risk assessment Mitigation Prepared ness Impact Response Recovery
  4. 4. CRVS & Gender CRVS can empower women and girls Provide legal documents Prevent child marriages Provide sex-disaggregated data Gender biases can hamper CRVS Gender-biased legal frameworks Births outside marriage Underreported female deaths Gender CRVS
  5. 5. CRVS & Disasters Resilient CRVS systems (Recommendations from the Pacific) Resilient CRVS infrastructure Contingency CRVS services Integrating CRVS into disaster planning CRVS systems information Disaster-Related Statistics Framework Population hazard exposure maps Updating registries after disasters group-disaster-related-statistics/content/drsf Disasters CRVS
  6. 6. Mainstreaming gender in CRVS for disaster risk reduction Recognizing women and girls as a vulnerable group Integrating gender concerns and resilience into CRVS improvements Integrating gender concerns and CRVS into Disaster Risk Reduction Enhancing gender statistics on all phases of disasters Gender DisasterCRVS