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Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives examines gender within the context of disaster risk management. It argues for gender mainstreaming as an effective strategy towards achieving disaster risk reduction and mitigating post-disaster gender disparity. Highlighting that gender inequalities pervade all aspects of life, it analyses the failure to implement inclusive and gender-sensitive approaches to relief and rehabilitation work. While examining positive strategies for change, the collection focuses on women’s knowledge, capabilities, leadership and experience in community resource management. The authors emphasize that these strengths in women, which are required for building resilience to hazards and disasters, are frequently overlooked. This timely book will be extremely useful to policy makers and professionals active in the field of disaster management and to academics and students ...

‘A We Run Tings’: Women Rebuilding Montserrat
‘A we run tings’: Women rebuilding Montserrat
JudithSoares and Audrey Y.Mullings

Though some of the most vulnerable in times of natural disasters, women must be seen as agents of change and subjects of history rather than victims of natural disasters and objects of history. This is very well demonstrated in the case of Montserrat where the lives of Montserratians were disrupted in July 1995 when volcanic activity altered the physical and social landscape of their country. The Soufriere hills volcano had awakened from its long slumber and, as it yawned and stretched, it embraced the capital town of Plymouth and its environs with its deadly fiery tentacles. This occurrence meant displacement, trauma and fear for all Montserratians who had to ...

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