Ebola, tsunamis and droughts — how gender inequality undermines community resilience

Women and girls don't perceive shocks and stresses the same way as men, and that should be reflected in our approaches to promote resilience. A guest opinion by Sahar Alnouri, senior gender adviser at Mercy Corps and co-author of a new study on gender and resilience in the Sahel region.

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About the author

  • Sahar Alnouri

    Sahar Alnouri is senior gender adviser at Mercy Corps. Prior to taking on this global role, she was the organization's Iraq gender program manager based in Baghdad, and also worked for Counterpart International out of Kabul. Alnouri was a member of Mercy Corps' emergency response team during the 2009 crisis in Gaza and the Arab Spring assessment team in Egypt in early 2011.

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