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“Gender equality saves lives when disaster hits”

“Gender equality saves lives when disaster hits”


When natural disasters strike, a lack of gender equality can mean the difference between life and death.

That’s according to Robert Glasser, head of disaster risk reduction office UNISDR since January this year.

He’s one of more than 100 heads of UN agencies and international organisations who’ve signed up to the International Geneva Gender Champions initiative.

Mr Glasser tells Daniel Johnson why the issue is so important both within his organisation and in the field.

Duration: 5’19”

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World Bank/Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo