A twin-track approach is commonly used for advancing the rights of marginalised populations.
The objective of the twin-track approach in DRR is to deliver equality of rights and opportunities for women, men, boys and girls from all at-risk groups.
The first track, equality of rights is pursued by strengthening an inclusive DRR system by removing barriers and facilitating access, so that the needs and rights of at-risk groups are addressed in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
The second track, equal opportunities are pursued by empowering at-risk groups to participate actively in DRR through the provision of targeted solutions and individualised support (e.g., by providing assistive technology or access to rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities).
The twin-track approach can only lead to successful outcomes for at-risk groups, if emphasis is put on both tracks, as they complement each other. Collaboration with and referral to local representative organisations is also essential.