The 2005 Kashmir Earthquake: A Perspective on Women's Experiences.

Author:

Hamilton, J. & Halvorson, S

Editor:

First

Date:

2007

Region:

South Asia

Theme:

Gender and Earthquakes

Language:

English

Publisher:

International Mountain Society

Full Harvard Reference:

Hamilton, J. & Halvorson, S. (2007). The 2005 Kashmir Earthquake: A Perspective on Women's Experiences. Mountain Research and Development. Vol 27, No. 4. pp 296-301.

The article focuses on the aftermath of the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake in Pakistan, and how the disaster affected women in their roles in rescue and relief efforts as well as rebuilding efforts. It makes recommendations for DRR to minimising women's vulnerability and improving their resilience during interventions. This includes pre-disaster vulnerability assessments, support of women's access to resources and science-based earthquake education, active roles for women in relief rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts, ensure psychological care, provide physical and legal protection, and gender training among all disaster relief and emergency services.