Women in disaster risk reduction have increasingly gained attention for their work within communities vulnerable to hazards where they are depended upon when formal support systems fail or are unavailable. In the case of communities in the developing world the role of women often has low social visibility yet they are essential to building resilience to disaster. In many less developed countries women are usually closely linked to the environment and are therefore well placed for providing resources to those in need, not to mention care. In this video of her conference speech given at the ASEM Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Senator Loren Legarda talks about the role of women in rebuilding after disaster strikes.
A transcript of Loren’s speech is available here.