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International Day for Disaster Reduction
13 October

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2012 Campaign: Women and Girls - the [in]Visible Force of Resilience

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The theme of the 2012 International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) was"Women and Girls - the [in]Visible Force of Resilience".

The International Day for Disaster Reduction for 2012 focused on how women and girls are empowered to fully contribute to sustainable development through disaster risk reduction, particularly in the areas of environmental and natural resource management; governance; and urban and land use planning and social and economic planning - the key drivers of disaster risk.

Focus of the 2012 Theme: Women and girls are powerful agents of change.

In their vital but unsung roles, women rewove the fabric of their communities while men rebuilt the structure.

A resilient community is a gender-sensitive community.

If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is women.

The theme for IDDR 2012 does not imply that women and girls are invisible.

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