Sanaz Sohrabizadeh is scholar and researcher in gender and disaster movements. Sanaz has been the member of Gender and Disaster Network (GDN) since 2013. She is assistant professor of disaster and emergency health at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Sanaz has obtained her PhD in disaster and emergency health at Iran University of Medical Sciences and her master in health services management at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. She initiated her research on gender and disaster approach since she started her PhD thesis program in 2012 (Title: Exploring Gender Analysis Factors in Disaster Management: The Case of Iran). Such PhD thesis provided her the chance of visiting disaster-affected fields to explore and report women’s needs and challenges pre-and post-disasters. Sanaz has developed and been currently conducting scientific research projects on gender analysis tool in disasters, women’s health and women’s status in disaster management systems of Iran. She has been the main author of international papers on gender, women and disasters subjects. Furthermore, she has developed and initiated sequential scientific conferences on gender and disaster issues in Iran.
A group of women leaders and gender experts from across regions discuss ongoing challenges and opportunities to implement and scale-up gender-responsive climate policy.