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.

Organising for Risk Reduction: The Honolulu Call to Action

Organising for Risk Reduction: The Honolulu Call to Action

Organising for risk reduction: The Honolulu call to action
Cheryl L.Anderson

In early August 2004, almost 100 participants from twenty-eight countries gathered in Honolulu for the International Gender Equality and Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop hosted by the University of Hawaii Social Science Research Institute and the East-West Center with support from the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and others. Disaster risk managers, policy makers, development and gender specialists, emergency managers, humanitarian relief workers, academics, activists and community members from around the world came together to strategise ways to incorporate gender equality in disaster risk reduction activities. The workshop provided a forum for learning about gender and disaster connections from various perspectives. Participants travelled vast distances to share ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles