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 in gender studies, social work, environmental studies and development studies.

Towards Gender Equality in Climate Change Policy: Challenges and Perspectives for the Future

Towards Gender Equality in Climate Change Policy: Challenges and Perspectives for the Future

Towards gender equality in climate change policy: Challenges and perspectives for the future
UlrikeRöhr, MinuHemmati and YiannaLambrou

It is increasingly being confirmed by research and acknowledged in the policy debate that climate change will hit the poorest regions of the world most severely, and that the most impoverished social groups will be affected the most. It is also well known that a majority of the world's poor are women, being especially vulnerable due to cultural, religious and economic factors, as well as bearing knowledge of coping and survival strategies under changing environmental conditions. Nevertheless, there is little consideration of gender aspects in the area of adaptation to climate change in existing research or policy ...

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