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Disasters tend to hit the poorest and most marginalized demographics the hardest. Women and girls are particularly exposed to climate-related disaster risk—they are likely to suffer higher rates of mortality, morbidity and economic damage to their livelihoods. Women bring unique experiences and skills to disaster risk reduction and management, although these skills are often not acknowledged or tapped into sufficiently. Increased awareness of the drivers, pressures, stressors and opportunities associated with climate-related disasters is key to finding smart pathways to reduce and manage disasters. I

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