Siap Siaga

Issue Brief 4 – Placing Gender Equality and Social Inclusion as the Foundation of Disaster Management

Indonesia’s regulatory framework on gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in disaster management is relatively mature. Several laws and regulations have been enacted related to gender and vulnerable groups within disaster management sector. Nevertheless, perceptions, attitudes, and behavior that lead to stigmatization and stereotyping of women, people with disability and other marginalized groups, as well as social and cultural norms that rationalize passive marginalization, have resulted in the low political prioritization for meaningful participation of these groups in decision making. In this issue brief, SIAP SIAGA has identified six key principles that can facilitate effective inclusion in disaster management.