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International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies

Among their other documents are these written to promote gender-sensitive humanitarian assistance:

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society: The Recruitment of Female Volunteers to Respond to Disasters
17 pp. 1999. Presents the strategy adopted by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society on recruiting female volunteers in its disaster management programme.

Working With Women in Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Programmes. Field Studies Paper 2.

22 pp. 1991. Highlights the particular needs of women who have experienced various violent situations such as rape and armed conflict. Offers a brief background and some basic recommendations useful in both planning and running of relief and rehabilitation programmes.

22 pp. 1995. It is not usually women who generate the fearful, violent climate that prompts people to flee their homes. Yet, more women are forced out than men. This brochure, produced to coincide with World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, focuses on various situations in which many women find themselves: rape, detention, coping after disasters, displaced and maimed. Contains photos and quotes from women who are in these situations.

Key words: IGO, cross hazard, practice, emergency rseponse, women professional, public education