Understanding the Disaster-Development Continuum: Gender Analysis is the Essential Tool

Author:

Anderson, M.

Editor:

First

Date:

1994

Region:

South Asia

Theme:

Gender and Disaster

Language:

English

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis, Ltd.

Full Harvard Reference:

Anderson, M. (1994). Understanding the Disaster-Development Continuum: Gender Analysis is the Essential Tool. Focus on Gender, Vol 2(1): 7-10.

Anderson criticises programmes that focus on responding to symptoms as opposed to the causes of disasters. With a reduction in aid available for disaster relief, Anderson explains why it is important to use tools that can address the root causes, such as gender analysis. Findings state that men and women in all societies will have varying vulnerabilities and capacities due to gendered roles. These can be different or overlapping, rigid or fluid, but they must be identified in order to plan disaster relief programmes. Hence, gender analysis is a powerful tool to use