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Webinars on Gender and climate change, disasters and emergency health - Jan, April, July 2013

INFO: Webinars on Gender and climate change, disasters and emergency
health - Jan, April, July 2013

Greetings from the UNDP APRC Gender Team!

Please find below information on a 5 part series from the Gender and
Disaster Resilience Alliance and EPI Global. The last two webinars on
gender and climate change as well as gender and disaster policies and
politics may be of specific interest to you. Registration details are
below. Please contact directly for any
additional support.

This 5-part series is brought to you by the Gender and Disaster Resilience
Alliance and EPI Global. Both organizations are committed to building
awareness about the importance of gender in disaster vulnerability and
resilience. For biographical sketches of the featured speakers and to
download audio recordings of the first two webinars, visit To learn more about EPI Global and
GDRA, visit us at and www.usgdra/org.


Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 1 pm EST

Gender-Aware Disaster Care: Simple Interventions That Can Reduce Impact,
Suffering and Post-Disaster Emergency Healthcare Costs. Speaker: Roxane
Richter, U. Witwatersrand; President of World Missions Possible

This presentation will include women's heightened risks and differing
clinical manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder and pain
presentation; “pregnancy status” triage screening; as well as
gender-sensitive supplies and services (such as private breastfeeding and
OB/GYN exam areas, birth control, and prenatal nutrition advocacy). Roxane
will explore how female pre-event (chronic) health issues are exacerbated
in post-disaster settings and highlight effective intervention and
prevention strategies.

Hygiene Issues in Disaster Events. Speaker: Angela Devlen, President &
Managing Partner Wakefield Brunswick; Director of Mahila Partnership

Drawing from case examples and field experiences following disasters, this
presentation introduces the issue of gendered sanitation, hygiene and
menstruation management. While there has been a more recent emphasis with
respect to gender mainstreaming, water and sanitation, little information
exists regarding specific strategies for addressing needs regarding
menstruation and implementing solutions that provide for long-term
sustainability of meeting these needs in a post-disaster and rebuilding
context. Angela will discuss how to prepare for and respond to the needs
of women's hygiene issues in disaster events including post-disaster
hygiene kit distribution and local cottage industry sanitary pad

Register now! After
registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information
about joining in. Please register early as we were not able to accommodate
all who wished to participate in the first webinar. View System

Looking ahead . . . 2 more in this 5-part series are coming up

Gender and Disaster Webinar #4: Gender and Climate Change

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 1 pm EST

Gender and Disaster Webinar #5: Gender, Disaster, Policies & Politics

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 1 pm EST

We are grateful to Elizabeth Davis and Rebecca Hansen of EPI Global for
their support, and to EPI Global intern Kimberly Cunningham for all her
work behind the scenes. Roxane Richter of GDRA and World Missions Possible
organized and facilitates the webinar series. We thank her heartily!

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