Gender and natural disaster: sexualized violence and the tsunami

Author:

Felten-Biermann, C.

Editor:

First

Date:

2006

Region:

Asia

Theme:

Gender and Tsunamis

Language:

English

Publisher:

Society for International Deveopment

Full Harvard Reference:

Felten-Biermann, C. (2006). Gender and natural disaster: sexualized violence and the tsunami. Development, 49(3), 82-86.

This article looks at the consequences of disasters for women in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami. She argues that sexualized violence is not adequately guarded against in such disasters and that much stronger pressure from the aid community needs to be brought to bear.