The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder invite nominations of individuals and disaster-focused organisations that have advanced gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction. The selection committee is especially interested in nominations from outside the United States.
Established in 2002, the Mary Fran Myers Award recognizes that vulnerability to disasters and mass emergencies is influenced by social, cultural, and economic structures that marginalize women and girls, and may also expose to harm boys and men, and those who do not identify as either female-male gender. It also recognises the contributions that women, girls and those who are gender diverse bring when their communities confront disasters.
Deadline for applications is March 31, 2018.