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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 ...

Environmental Management and Disaster Mitigation: Middle Eastern Gender Perspective
Environmental management and disaster mitigation: Middle Eastern gender perspective
Samia GalalSaad

The Middle East region extends over Africa and Asia from the Arabian Gulf in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Due to massive population growth, the resulting need for more intensive agriculture and improper management of very limited water resources, the region is suffering from a scarcity of fresh water (ESCWA 2005). In addition, the region is experiencing an increasing food security gap between agriculture, livestock, fish and marine productivity, steadily increasing population demands and high desertification rates. Water policies vary between countries which creates potential political unrest between upstream and downstream users.

Oil-rich gulf countries have managed to desalinate seawater to meet their escalating ...

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