Mainstreaming women into disaster reduction in the built environment- a guideline for Sri Lanka

Ginige, Kanchana, Amaratunga, Dilanthi and Haigh, Richard (2016) Mainstreaming women into disaster reduction in the built environment- a guideline for Sri Lanka. Disaster Prevention and Management, 25 (5). pp. 611-627. ISSN 0965-3562

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce a guideline to mainstream women into disaster reduction in the built environment in Sri Lanka.

Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on ten in-depth interviews conducted with professionals engaged in disaster risk reduction in the built environment in Sri Lanka. The interviews are complemented by a comprehensive literature review conducted on the impacts of 2004 India Ocean tsunami on women in Sri Lanka, and the country’s status of mainstreaming women into disaster reduction in the built environment.

Findings: The paper presents a guideline for mainstreaming women into disaster reduction in the built environment in Sri Lanka which consists of factors influencing the process, main steps, parties responsible, required resources, required expertise, appropriate stages of development to conduct the process, barriers to the process, and how to improve the process.

Originality/value: At present, there are no guidelines which specifically inform how to mainstream women into disaster reduction in the built environment in Sri Lanka. Such guideline is significant to reduce women’s vulnerability to natural disasters and also to tackle disaster vulnerabilities of the built environment in general.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Kanchana Ginige
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 10:09
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 09:08
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27821

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