This brief outlines how gender-responsive laws and policies can help women in Asia and the Pacific become more resilient to climate change and disasters—if they are matched by steps to tackle the underlying causes of vulnerability. Analyzing why women are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change and disasters, it explains how inequalities in the region are perpetuated by gender-neutral laws and policies. It explains the need for a coordinated and integrated approach that includes combatting violence, giving women a bigger role in decision making, and improving access to decent work so they equally benefit from sustainable development.