Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives
  • Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives
  • Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives

Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives

by Elaine Enarson
     
 

ISBN-10: 8132101480

ISBN-13: 9788132101482

Pub. Date: 01/30/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788132101482
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/30/2010
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING GENDER RELATIONS IN DISASTER
Overview - P G Dhar Chakrabarti
Sex, Gender and Gender Relations in Disasters - Madhavi Malalgoda Ariyabandu
A Gender Perspective on Disaster Risk Reduction - Helena Molin Valdés
Let's Share the Stage: 'Involving Men in Gender Equality and Disaster Risk Reduction' - Prafulla Mishra
Organizing for Risk Reduction: The Honolulu Call to Action - Cheryl L Anderson
PART TWO: GENDERED CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES IN DISASTERS
Overview - P G Dhar Chakrabarti
Reducing Disaster Risk through Community Resilience in the Himalayas - Manjari Mehta
Gender Perspectives on Disaster Reconstruction in Nicaragua: Reconstructing Roles and Relations? - Sarah Bradshaw and Brian Linneker
Environmental Management and Disaster Mitigation: Middle Eastern Gender Perspective - Samia Galal Saad
"Everything Became a Struggle, Absolute Struggle ": Post-flood Increases in Domestic Violence in New Zealand - Rosalind Houghton
Parenting in the Wake of Disaster: Mothers and Fathers Respond to Hurricane - Katrina Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill
Women in the Great Hanshin Earthquake - Reiko Masai, Lisa Kuzunishi and Tamiyo Kondo
Victims of Earthquake and Patriarchy: The 2005 Pakistan Earthquake - Azra Talat Sayeed
"A Part of Me Had Left:" Learning from Women Farmers in Canada about Disaster Stress - Simone Reinsch
Supporting Women and Men on the Front Lines of Biological Disaster - Tracey L O'Sullivan and Carol A Amaratunga
PART THREE: WOMEN'S ORGANIZED INITIATIVES
Overview - P G Dhar Chakrabarti
We Can Make Things Better for Each Other': Women and Girls Organize to Reduce Disasters in Central America - Maureen Fordham
Women's Participation in Disaster Relief and Recovery - Ayse Yonder with Seng l Akçar and Prema Gopalan
Work-focused Responses to Disasters: India's Self Employed Women's Association - Francie Lund and Tony Vaux
A Climate for Change: Humanitarian Disaster and the Movement for the Commons in Kenya - Leigh Brownhill
Sri Lankan Women's Organizations Responding to Post-tsunami Violence - Sarah Fisher
'A We Run Tings': Women Rebuilding Montserrat - Judith Soares and Audrey Y Mullings
Women Responding to Drought in Brazil - Adélia de Melo Branco
PART FOUR: GENDER SENSITIVE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
Overview - P G Dhar Chakrabarti
Balancing Gender Vulnerabilities and Capacities in the Framework of Comprehensive Risk Management: The Case of Mexico - Cecilia Castro Garcia and Luisa Emilia Reyes Zuñiga
Towards Gender Equality in Climate Change Policy: Challenges and Perspectives for the Future - Ulrike Röhr, Minu Hemmati and Yianna Lambrou
Engendering Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: The Role of Unifem and its Partners - Chandni Joshi and Mihir R Bhatt
Gendering Disaster Risk Reduction: 57 Steps from Words to Action - Elaine Enarson
Toolkit for Mainstreaming Gender in Emergency Response - P G Dhar Chakrabarti and Ajinder Walia
Index

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