Women rebuilding lives post-disaster: innovative community practices for building resilience and promoting sustainable development

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Disasters result in devastating human, economic, and environmental effects. The paper highlights women’s active participation in community-based disaster recovery efforts drawing from the results of the ‘Rebuilding Lives Post-disaster: Innovative Community Practices for Sustainable Development’ by an international research partnership. Two case studies are presented from Pakistan and the USA to demonstrate how women contribute to building resilience and promoting sustainable development in diverse postdisaster contexts. The policy and practice implications are relevant for discussions regarding the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and framework. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the Gender and Development website.