the gender and disaster sourcebook

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UN Family Planning Agency

Eight short features profile the UN Family Planning Agency’s areas of work six months after the Indian Ocean tsunami. Their work is consistently gender-focused and emphasizes early and consistent attention in the recovery process to the health needs of girls and women and reproductive health concerns.

  • Reproductive health for the displaced
  • Restoring basic services
  • Family planning
  • Hygiene kits
  • Psychosocial counselling
  • Skills training for women
  • Census
  • "We don't know what to do"


These short profiles let women speak for themselves, identify key issues, and describe planned responses on these and related topics.

Available through UNFPA: http://www.unfpa.org/news/news.cfm?ID=635

Key words: IGO, tsunami, health, children, research