Gender and International Crisis Response: Do we have the data, and does it matter?
Eklund, L. & Tellier, S.
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Eklund, L. & Tellier, S. (2012). Gender and International Crisis Response: Do we have the data, and does it matter?, Disasters, Vol. 36 (4): 589-608
This paper pays attention to the availability, generation, and accessibility of sex-disaggregated data. It argues that the collection of sex-disaggregated data is an essential tool for effective and equitable humanitarian responses, as it allows a deeper and richer analysis on the gendered impacts of a disaster. Through an extensive literature research, the author demonstrates a lack of sex-disaggregated data collection, and attributes this to the lack of proper training for actors responding to situations of emergency. ‘Saving lives’ is somewhat opposed to, and prioritised, over sex-disaggregated data collection, whereas this could precisely be used to design better prevention and response strategies on the ground.