Workstream 1:
Strategic Guidance & Convergence

Guide the integration of Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance solutions in global climate change and resilience frameworks

InsuResilience Declaration on Gender

At the strategic meeting of the High-Level Consultative Group (HLCG) in 2020, members endorsed the Declaration on Gender. This declaration highlights the importance of integrating gender-smart solutions within the framework of Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI). The Declaration on Gender consolidates and strengthens voluntary efforts by members of the Partnership at the highest level in order to drive forward comprehensive gender-responsive approaches in CDRFI interventions. 

The Declaration on Gender provides a clear political signal to the international community that members of the Partnership are dedicated to incorporating gender-responsive and gender-sensitive approaches within their activities. The objective of this declaration is to address the differential impacts of climate change and disaster risks related to women and men in all their diversity, including their specific needs and roles. The Declaration on Gender enhances the Partnership’s Vision, which positions gender mainstreaming as one of the cross-cutting objectives across all workstreams of the Partnership.

 

The Declaration is divided into two sections:

The first part provides a set of acknowledgements for the importance of gender-equitable access to CDRFI. It reflects the differential impact of a warming environment on men, women and children and includes the effect of disasters. 

The second part provides a broadly-based action plan within which Partnership Members can aspire to promote gender equality, equity and enhancement of gender responsiveness in their activities.

“The Declaration on Gender marks an important milestone for the InsuResilience Global Partnership as it consolidates and strengthens efforts of members of the Partnership, to drive comprehensive gender-responsive approaches in CDRFI interventions. It provides a clear signal to the international community that members of the Partnership are dedicated to incorporating gender-sensitive, gender-responsive and gender-transformative approaches within their activities.”

Patricia Fuller,
Ambassador for Climate Change, Canada & Co-Chair of the InsuResilience Gender Working Group

“CARE welcomes the great achievement of the Gender Declaration for the InsuResilience Global Partnership. As women and girls are among those most affected by climate disasters, all actors implementing the necessary and to be scaled-up climate and disaster risk finance should seek to strengthen their voice and agency.”

Sofia Sprechmann Siniero,
CARE International Secretary General & Co-Chair of the InsuResilience Gender Working Group

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