Women, Health and Humanitarian Aid in Conflict.

Author:

Palmer, C. A. & Zwi, A. B.

Editor:

Date:

1998

Region:

Global

Theme:

Gender and Humanitarian Crises

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Palmer, C. A. & Zwi, A. B. (1998). Women, Health and Humanitarian Aid in Conflict. Disasters Vol 22, I 3. pp. 236-249.

This article examines the limited attention given to gendered norms and experiences in the provision of resources and services to civilians in conflict situations. Focusing on pre-conflict factors and conflict factors that affect women’s experiences with the provision of services, the article determined that barriers in accessing services and women’s involvement in the planning stages result from both the providers and the beneficiaries of services. Demonstrated in a model, the article concludes by arguing that the role of women in planning is central to the provision of effective and inclusive healthcare to conflict-affected populations.