Gender and International Crisis Response: Do we have the data, and does it matter?

Author:

Eklund, L. & Tellier, S.

Editor:

First

Date:

2012

Region:

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Disaggregated Data

Language:

English

Publisher:

Wiley Online Library

Full Harvard Reference:

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.