Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies: Risks and Risk Reduction.

Author:

Roeder, L. W.

Editor:

First

Date:

2014

Region:

Global

Theme:

Gender Identities and Expression, Sexual Orientations and Disasters

Language:

English

Publisher:

Springer

Full Harvard Reference:

Roeder, L. W. (Ed.). (2014). Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies: Risks and Risk Reduction. Springer.

Arguing forcefully for an egalitarian lens in humanitarian aid, the book offers guidelines that governmental agencies and NGOs alike can implement at all levels of preventive and relief efforts to better assist victims and minimize further trauma. Salient areas covered include gender differences in the effects of disasters on children and adolescents, the heightened risk of domestic violence in disasters and challenges facing the LGBTI community in relocation.