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Hazards, Social Resilience, and Safer Futures

"Hazards, risk, vulnerability, and resilience feature in environmental, social development, and disaster discourses in attempts to minimize the damage done by hazards when human beings interact with them. All four terms are socially constructed and utilized to make sense of and give meaning to their relevance in daily life. ..." – By Lena Dominelli

Gender Mainstreaming and Climate Change

"Gender mainstreaming (GM) refers to the process of assessing the policies and practices of governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) for gender bias, particularly as they relate to factors that might reduce gender equality. States and NGOs have a critical role in shaping inequitable gender arrangements through their policies, practices, and inequitable resource distribution. ..." – By Margaret Alston

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