The Tsunami's Impact on Women

Author:

Oxfam

Editor:

First

Date:

2005

Region:

Asia

Theme:

Gender and Tsunamis

Language:

English

Publisher:

Oxfam International

Full Harvard Reference:

Oxfam. (2005). The Tsunami's Impact on Women. Oxfam International. Oxfam Briefing Note. March 2005

Focusing specifically on the Tsunami that hit South-East Asia in 2004, this report explores the impacts of the disaster on women with data collected in three affected countries. Evidence shows that the tsunami had a greater impact on women’s mortality than on men in each of the three locations. Other issues with the lack of gender-disaggregated data or labelling women as vulnerable victims, which affect the decision-making in each place are flagged in the report.