Why Disasters Are a Gender Issue.

Author:

Von Kotze, A.

Editor:

First

Date:

1996

Region:

Africa

Theme:

Gender and Disaster

Language:

English

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis Online

Full Harvard Reference:

Von Kotze, A. (1996). Why Disasters Are a Gender Issue. Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity, No 29, Women and the Environment pp 22-26.

A short 4-page article that explains in accessible language why disaster management programmes need to consider gender in al stages of planning and implementation to reduce the risks to disasters. Astrid Von Kotze provides examples from the South African context, including how the adverse impacts of floods can be better tackled and how coping mechanisms developed by affected people, should be supported to avoid negative effects on the environment.