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.

Let's Share the Stage: Involving Men in Gender Equality and Disaster Risk Reduction

Let's Share the Stage: Involving Men in Gender Equality and Disaster Risk Reduction

Let's share the stage: Involving men in gender equality and disaster risk reduction

A female colleague in a disaster relief agency, very active and passionate about gender issues, once wondered,

Why can't men just wait while the focus is on women? After all, women have been neglected for long and a great deal still needs to be done before they can even match men's power and control. This is just another male ploy to regain attention; it will diffuse the focus.

Here, I examine some of the issues involving the participation of men and boys in gender equity initiatives related to the Darfur conflict (Sudan), flood-affected areas of eastern and north-eastern India, and the south ...

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