The needs of women in disasters and emergencies

Author:

Wiest, R. E., Mocellin, J. S., & Motsisi, D. T.

Editor:

First

Date:

1994

Region:

Theme:

Gender and Disaster

Language:

English

Publisher:

Disaster Research Institute, University of Manitoba

Full Harvard Reference:

Wiest, R. E., Mocellin, J. S., & Motsisi, D. T. (1994). The needs of women in disasters and emergencies. Disaster Research Institute, University of Manitoba.

This is one of the earliest reports to provide a general overview of the problems experienced by women in disasters and emergencies. It addresses the gender bias in disaster related research, the critical analysis of established roles of women, the attention needed by operational agencies to the special needs of women together with dependent children, and the integration of the report findings with disaster-related research in general. An action-oriented framework offers a schematic representation for the integration of findings into the larger research programme on disasters and emergencies