Mainstreaming gender in disaster reduction: why and how?

Author:

Ginige, K. & Amaratunga, D. & Haigh, R

Editor:

First

Date:

2009

Region:

Theme:

Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Language:

English

Publisher:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Full Harvard Reference:

Ginige, K. & Amaratunga, D. & Haigh, R. (2009) Mainstreaming gender in disaster reduction: why and how?, Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 18(1):23-34,

This literature review examines the importance of mainstreaming gender in disaster reduction through considering the needs and concerns of vulnerable groups. Based on the academic literature as well as papers and reports produced by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), this article explores how gender mainstreaming could be achieved in the context of construction as construction has a significant relationship with development that could create or reduce disaster risk.