Differences in risk exposure due to gender roles


Research has shown that information about disasters, as well as warnings, need to be conveyed to women in a way that is suitable for them, to increase their chance of survival. For example, in Cambodia, warning signals and educational information about floods are transmitted through TV, radio, community leaders and other means. A study found that the information often did not reach women because, for example, their houses were in isolated locations, they did not hear or understand loudspeaker messages, they did not meet with community leaders or they were too busy to concentrate on radio broadcasts.

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