Gender Aspects of Disaster Management

Fordham, Maureen and Meyreles, Lourdes (2013) Gender Aspects of Disaster Management. In: Disaster management: international lessons in risk reduction, response and recovery. Routledge, London, pp. 23-42. ISBN 978-1849713474

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Abstract

LESSONS FOR PRACTITIONERS

• Disaster situations are not ‘freak’ events but reflect the unequal structures of the societies in which we live.
• In disasters and conflict situations, gender gaps in everyday life chances not only persist but can widen with lower socioeconomic status.
• Disaster management continues to be resistant to, or dismissive of, gender concerns and fails to both recognize and facilitate participation by all social groups.
• The inclusion of women (and other marginalized groups) in disaster and development decision-making processes still has to be demanded: it is not automatically provided, despite widespread rhetorical commitment to equitable policy and practice.
• Organized constituencies of women delivering pro-poor, disaster risk reduction (DRR) actions, have already accomplished much, represent considerable potential for the future and deserve greater national and international recognition.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Maureen Fordham
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 15:15
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 17:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16558

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