After the Earthquake: Gender inequality and Transformation in Post-Disaster Haiti.

Author:

Horton, L.

Editor:

First

Date:

2012

Region:

Caribbean

Theme:

Gender and Earthquakes

Language:

English

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis Group

Full Harvard Reference:

Horton, L. (2012). After the Earthquake: Gender inequality and Transformation in Post-Disaster Haiti. Gender and Development. Vol 20 No. 2. p 295-308.

This paper explores gender inequalities and transformations following Haiti's 2010 earthquake. The paper argues that patterns of gender exclusion occur on multiple levels from the transnational to the local, and identifies gender-specific obstacles in the recovery and reconstruction period. The paper concludes with an exploration of the post-disaster organisational and caretaking work of Haitian women. It contends that recognition and support of women's capacities is critical in shifting from short-term relief to longer-term gender transformation.