As the Pacific braces itself for another cyclone season, UN Women is leading efforts to ensure that women and girls are at the centre of disaster preparedness, response and recovery work. Date: 17 January 2017. See more here
The study, Disorientated and Immobile: The Experience of People with Visual Impairments During and After the Christchurch, New Zealand 2010 and 2011 Earthquakes, was recently published in the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. It involved 12 face-to-face interviews conducted after the September 2010 quake, but prior to the fatal 2011 February quake. Then, in February 2012, seven of the original participants were re-interviewed about how more than a year of earthquakes had affected their lives. Three staff members from the Blind Foundation were also interviewed in April 2011. The paper was co-authored by Dr Good and Dr Phibbs, along with Kerry Williamson, a research assistant from the Ministry of Justice. Read more here
UN Women has just published as new report: Time to Act on Gender, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction. An overview of progress in the Pacific region with evidence from The Republic of Marshall Islands, Vanuatu and Samoa.
This overview report presents evidence from the current literature and from primary data collection on the gender dimensions of climate change and disasters in the Pacific region.
A new partner for GDN
GDN is partnering with Monash University's Disaster Resilience Initiative and its Injury Research Institute. We are opening a GDN Country Hub at Monash University so come back soon to see how our plans are progressing.
Welcome to the GDN Pacific-Oceania Regional Hub introduction page. This Regional Hub has only recently come into existence but development work is underway thanks to some early initatives by Dr Ros Houghton and Professor David Johnston.
The GDN Pacific-Oceani Regional Hub is hosted by Massey University Joint Centre for Disaster Research and a dedicated page can be found here:
GDN Pacific-Oceania Regional Hub http://www.massey.ac.nz/?ge5ca5410s
The contact person for this Regional Hub is Heather Gunn at Massey University Joint Centre for Disaster Research.
Link to the first Workshop
Go here for a page which outlines the first workshop to be held by the new Regional Hub and links to download presentations.
If you are setting up or restructuring an organization then take a look at this: Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) have produced the Arrow Resource Kit (ARK) setting out their tried and tested management practices that reflect feminist principles. Link or Download [6MB]
'Women's Voices From The Floodplains: an economic gender lens on responses in disaster affected areas in Queensland and Victoria' by economic Security4Women (eS4W) and Justice Equality Rights Access International (JERA)here
Women and Disaster Information Sheets from Women's Health Goulburn North East, Australia here
Women's Health Goulburn North East 2011 Beating the Flames: Women escaping and surviving Black Saturday. Edited by Debra Parkinson and Claire Zara
Women's Health Goulburn North East 2011 The way he tells it: Relationships after Black Saturday Written by Debra Parkinson, and based on interviews by Debra Parkinson and Claire Zara
Working to Prevent Gender-based Violence, is an interagency initiative of UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV in Asia and the Pacific.