As the ASEAN moves toward efforts at responding to natural disaters as a region, it has yet to fully integrate the gender approach in its regional disaster response. Already in the community-building phase of its institutional evolution, certain issues still remain in the norm-construction stage. In the case of women’s rights in particularly difficult circumstances (e.g. natural disasters situations), there is very faint discursive recognition in institutional agreements.

The AICHR Thematic Study on Women in Natural Disasters: Indicative Findings in Unraveling Gender in Institutional Responses compiles policies and practices on women’s protection in situations of natural disasters and to document best practices in gender mainstreaming in natural disaster response and assistance, particularly, those that provide spaces for women’s participation.

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