Women Hit Hard by Natural Disasters

Inter Press Service: In the aftermath of a natural disaster, women are often the most vulnerable. Particularly in rural areas, women suffer disproportionately from inadequate shelter and poor sanitation facilities and are often tasked with rebuilding shattered homes. The theme for this year's international day of disaster reduction, led by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), is more relevant than ever: "˜Women and Girls: The [in]Visible Force for Resilience'. Across India, droughts and......

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