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.

Toolkit for Mainstreaming Gender in Emergency Response

Toolkit for Mainstreaming Gender in Emergency Response

Toolkit for mainstreaming gender in emergency response
P. G. DharChakrabarti and AjinderWalia

This chapter offers a toolkit to mainstream gender issues in every aspect of emergency management. The methodology adopted is not to ‘reinvent the wheel’ but rely on what is prevalent and existing, and to address the special needs of women along with their involvement in the process of responding to an emergency. The comprehensive toolkit has been developed as part of an Emergency Response Framework that would, on the one hand, integrate various aspects of emergency response starting from ex ante preparedness for response to the ex-post-disaster response and early recovery and, on the other, link emergency response with the disaster risk reduction and long-term reconstruction. Such a ...

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