Tackling Women's Vulnerabilities Through Integrating a Gender Perspective into Disaster Risk Reduction in the Built Environment.

Author:

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

Editor:

First

Date:

2014

Region:

South Asia

Theme:

Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Language:

English

Publisher:

Elsevier B.V

Full Harvard Reference:

Ginige, K. Amaratunga, D. & Haigh, R. (2014). Tackling Women's Vulnerabilities Through Integrating a Gender Perspective into Disaster Risk Reduction in the Built Environment. Procedia Economics and Finance 18: 327-335.

This article highlights the importance of the 'built environment' and that building capacities and construction industries (or lack thereof) are one of the main reasons that developing nations are more at risk to disasters than wealthier countries. Based on a case study in Sri Lanka, the paper explores how gender mainstreaming helps to bring a women’s perspective into DRR in the built environment and how the social, economic, political and environmental context influences this process.