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Women, Gender and Disaster free pdf Contributors to this volume examine gender within the context of disaster management. They argue for gender mainstreaming as an effective strategy towards mitigating post-disaster gender disparity and achieving disaster risk reduction. Highlighting that gender inequalities pervade all aspects of life including health, income, education, welfare, political voice and violence in public and domestic spheres, the collection emphasizes that women's knowledge capabilities and their role in community resource management are also frequently overlooked in post-disaster rehabilitation programmes. Focusing on women's vulnerabilities in post-disaster societies, the contributors link the failure to implement inclusive and gender-sensitive approaches to relief and rehabilitation work and the amplification of psycho-social pressures on the masculine identity which exacerbate existing inequalities. Contributing authors draw on scholarly research and field experience as practitioners in this collection of 25 insightful essays which highlight pressing issues that women and girls, men and boys faced before, during and after disasters such as the Indian Ocean tsunami, Pakistan's 2005 earthquake, Hurricane Katrina and a host of other 'invisible disasters' around the world. This is a timely book that argues persuasively for the need to engage both women and men in disaster management programmes and will be extremely useful to policy makers, social workers and other professionals active in the field of disaster management and academics and students of social work and development studies.

About P. G. Dhar Chakrabarti

Elaine Enarson is an American disaster sociologist currently working independently in Lyons, Colorado. Her personal experience in Hurricane Andrew sparked extensive work on gender-based vulnerability and capacity, writing from applied and theoretical perspectives on women's human rights, livelihoods, safety, housing, community roles, political mobilisation, family lives, and disaster quilting as well as gender and extreme heat, evacuation and disaster recovery. She has developed a number of gender and disaster training packages for practitioners and a manual for Canadian grass-roots women's groups on emergency preparedness. A founding member of the Gender and Disaster Network (GDN), Elaine was also the lead course developer of a FEMA course on social vulnerability and initiated a grass-roots risk assessment project with women in the Caribbean as well as the online Gender and Disaster Sourcebook. Currently she consults with UN agencies and teaches part time in her areas of interest. Elaine co-edited The Gendered Terrain of Disaster: Through Women's Eyes (1998) and Women and Katrina: The Gender Dimensions of Disaster Recovery (forthcoming) and is developing a monograph on these topics in US contexts. P G Dhar Chakrabarti has been both a researcher and a practitioner of development policies and programmes on a wide range of issues. Starting his career as a Lecturer in Calcutta University, he joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1980 and worked on various assignments at local, provincial, national and international levels. During his tenure as Head of Women's Development Wing in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, he was involved with many new initiatives like the Gender Budget, Women's Component Plan and the National Policy on Women's Empowerment. Presently, he is heading both the National Institute of Disaster Management which is the nodal institute of Government of India for research, documentation, training and capacity building on disaster management- and the SAARC Disaster Management Centre which is a regional organisation of the eight South Asian countries. He was nominated by the Secretary General of the United Nations to serve as a Member of the Advisory Group of Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) of the United Nations. He further worked as a Member of the Expert Group of the UNISDR on Gender and Disaster. He is the editor of two journals he founded-Disaster and Development and Journal of South Asian Disaster Studies. Widely travelled, he has authored a number of books and contributed papers in journals published from different countries.

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Author : P. G. Dhar Chakrabarti
Publisher : Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
Data Published : 01 August 2009
ISBN : 8132101480
EAN : 9788132101482
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 404 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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