Gender Dimensions in Disaster Management: A Guide for South Asia

Author:

Ariyabandu, M.M. & Wickramasinghe, M.

Editor:

First

Date:

2003

Region:

South Asia

Theme:

Gender and Disaster

Language:

English

Publisher:

Practical Action Publishing

Full Harvard Reference:

Ariyabandu, M.M. & Wickramasinghe, M. (2003). Gender Dimensions in Disaster Management: A Guide for South Asia. Practical Action Publishing, Warwickshire, U.K.

This book outlines gender issues in disasters specifically in South Asia. It shows how exploring the specific capacities and vulnerabilities of men and women in disaster situations, and taking account of them, will improve the chance of success in development projects. The book also includes two sets of guidelines, for policy makers and for practitioners, to help them address these issues in planning and implementing development and disaster management programmes.