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A practical guide to gender-sensitive approaches for disaster management - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
This guide highlights the need for gender-sensitive approaches and provides information on gender issues in disaster management. The document describes the approaches of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies when integrating gender into the disaster management cycle and strengthening accountability for gender impact. The guide also includes international case studies.
Addressing the needs of women and girls: Developing core competencies for mental health and substance abuse service professionals - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
In this guide, the authors provide a comprehensive overview of prevention, treatment, and recovery competencies to help women and girls cope with mental illness and substance abuse. Target audiences include mental health and substance use (behavioral health) professionals who work with women and girls; behavioral health educators, trainers, and program managers; licensing organizations; and policymakers, funders, and administrators. The guide explains the process by which the competencies were developed, presents the competencies themselves, and explains how people within the different audiences can apply the competencies to improving behavioral health care for girls and women.
Caring for your baby in a disaster - March of Dimes
This web page provides information for anyone caring for a newborn baby during a disaster. It offers preparedness and recovery information and discusses how to cope with and recover from physical, mental, and emotional stress.
Children and disaster: Part 2: What parents and caregivers can say and do - Michigan State University Extension, Extensión en Español
This document in Spanish provides guidelines categorized by child and youth age ranges that parents can use to support children during and after disasters, as well as to help children of all ages decrease fear.
Children with multiple risks: Preventing toxic stress and meeting the needs of children and families with multiple serious risk factors - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This chapter discusses the importance of understanding the connections between maternal substance abuse and supportive services for children. The material also provides information on women in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the importance of linking services to children of mothers who are in residential substance abuse treatment. The content in this chapter can help a variety of community, state, and federal stakeholders understand issues specific to children and families post-disaster. [The resource is Chapter 6 is from "State Issues and Innovations in Creating Integrated Early Learning and Development Systems, A Follow Up to Early Childhood 2010: Innovations for the Next Generation"]
Delivering gender-informed health services in emergencies - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS, ASPR)
This fact sheet discusses the physical and mental health issues that affect each gender differently. The document also stresses the importance of maintaining a gender perspective in emergencies, how to provide gender-responsive health services in emergencies, how to address the physical and psychosocial trauma of gender-based violence in emergencies, and the guiding principles for providing support to survivors.
Disaster mental health response handbook - University of West Georgia/The New South Wales (NSW) Institute of Psychiatry
This handbook discusses the unhelpful stereotype of evacuating women and children first during emergencies, gender issues, relationship status issues, and the differences between older and younger women in disasters.
East Asia and Pacific region sustainable development: Gender and disaster risk management: Making women's voices count-Addressing gender issues in disaster risk management in East Asia and the Pacific - World Bank, East Asia and the Pacific Region, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
This fact sheet provides information for disaster managers and planners about the challenges that women face in East Asia and the Pacific. The document highlights key findings, explains why women are at higher risk, and describes recommendations for best practices in the planning, decision-making, and implementation processes.
Effects of disasters on pregnant women - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS, CDC)
This web page discusses the negative effects of disasters on pregnant women and explains the importance of medications and immunizations and the risk of birth defects in unborn children.
Effects of disasters on pregnant women: Infections - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS, CDC)
This fact sheet provides information on the effects of certain infections on pregnant women and their unborn children. The document offers information on the risks of chickenpox, influenza, West Nile virus, and numerous other diseases.
Effects of disasters on pregnant women: What you need to know if you are pregnant - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS, CDC)
This web page provides helpful information for pregnant women to protect themselves and their unborn children during a disaster. It offers information on infections, medications, immunizations, environmental exposures, and stress and coping.
Emergency preparedness - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health (HHS, OWH)
OWH provides women's health activities in an effort to improve the health and sense of well-being of all women and girls in the United States. OWH also leads the efforts of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that all women and girls achieve the best possible health. This web page provides information on disaster preparedness and planning. It includes a link to disaster-related information in Spanish. This web page provides information on disaster preparedness and planning. It includes a link to disaster-related information in Spanish.
Emergency preparedness and response: Pregnant women and newborns - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (HHS, CDC, NCCDPHP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers numerous resources related to disasters and pregnant women and women with newborns as well as older women to offer guidance to health, mental health, and public health officials.
Family preparedness plan - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This wallet card can be completed by parents and caregivers. The card contains space for entering vital information that is necessary during emergencies. This document is also available in other languages at http://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness/national-preparedness-month%20#q3
Family preparedness: Thinking ahead - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This document provides information to help women and their families prepare for disasters and reviews information families should know before an emergency, such as the location of evacuation routes. In addition, the document can help families create an emergency plan and a family communication plan. There is also information on how to make an emergency supply kit and how to stay informed during and after an emergency. Finally, the document includes ways to maintain preparedness. This document is also available in five other languages.
Gender & Disaster Resilience Alliance - Gender & Disaster Resilience Alliance
This website provides information for sharing and using knowledge about the gender dimensions of disaster and disaster risk management specific to the United States and neighboring countries. The site discusses topics on gender violence in disaster, women building disaster resilience, and women and climate change in the United States.
Gender and Disaster Network - Gender and Disaster Network
The purpose of this organization is to foster and share information for researchers and practitioners on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, and gender equality and diversity, with a focus on women and disasters. The organization provides resources that explain how communities, community leaders, state and local governments, disaster responders, and women in general can effectively network. Also, the organization highlights resources on how to promote young women as professionals, how to promote women and gender issues as an important research topic, and how to use online resources in the disaster response and recovery field.
Gender and disaster recovery - Australian Journal of Emergency Management
This article discusses how understanding the importance of diversity needs, strengths, and vulnerability within communities is considered crucial in disaster recovery. The publication provides information on gender perspectives on risk reduction and recovery, the participation of women's organizations in disaster recovery efforts, measures taken to address gender-based issues in recovery, plans and programs developed with gender sensitivities, and post-disaster needs assessment methodologies.
Gender and disaster webinar #3: Disasters and women's health and hygiene - Gender and Disaster Resilience Alliance and EPI Global
This webinar highlights topics on emergency health care and hygiene issues in disaster events and discusses posttraumatic stress disorder for pregnant women after disasters. The webinar also provides case examples and examines people's experiences in gender health and hygiene following disasters.
Gender and disasters - United Nations Development Programme, Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery
This article discusses the importance of recognizing the strong relationship between gender equality and disaster resilience and covers topics on understanding gender, the differences in gender disaster reactions, and the importance of support services. The article can be used by researchers with interest in measuring worldwide gender equality.
Gender and health in natural disasters - World Health Organization (WHO)
This article discusses the lack of research on sex and gender differences in vulnerability to the impact of disasters. The publication considers the issues of gender roles, social and economic consequences, evidence of domestic and sexual violence, psychological impacts, planning and delivering disaster response services, the research that is needed, and the implications for disaster relief programs and policies.
Gender and mental health - World Health Organization (WHO)
This fact sheet discusses the mental health problems that differ by gender. The document considers the information that is currently known, underlying factors such as gender roles and gender-based violence, health-seeking behaviors, service delivery issues, social consequences, research that is needed, and implications for mental health policies and programs. The fact sheet can be used by behavioral health and primary care administrators, supervisors, and treatment professionals.
Gender and natural disasters - World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (WHO, PAHO)
This fact sheet highlights the general gender-related issues for women and natural disasters; specifically why women are more vulnerable in disaster situations, and why women provide unique disaster response support.
Gender and women's mental health - World Health Organization (WHO)
This fact sheet discusses topics such as gender disparities and mental health, gender-specific risk factors, gender bias, women's mental health, and the World Health Organization's focus on women's mental health. The document can be used by behavioral health and primary care administrators, supervisors, and treatment professionals.
Gender aspects of disaster recovery and reconstruction - World Bank Institute Distance Learning, Natural Disaster Risk Management Program
This fact sheet highlights six areas of action that serve as guidelines concerning gender-sensitive crisis response and recovery. The areas are: (1) use of gender analysis in capacity and vulnerability assessments, (2) gender-fair disaster interventions, (3) sustainable income-generating projects, (4) responsive employers, (5) partnership with women's organizations, and (6) promotion of women's empowerment.
Gender considerations in disaster assessment - World Health Organization (WHO)
This fact sheet provides key questions for practitioners and disaster responders to ask about disaster preparedness and response in order to address gender-related issues. The document provides examples of the needs of women in the aftermath of a tsunami, how women should be viewed as "carers," how to access aid, the risk of exploitation and abuse, and the key principles of good practice.
Gender equality in disasters: Six principles for engendered relief and reconstruction - Gender and Disaster Network
This fact sheet helps disaster managers and responders adapt gender equality principles and practices for disaster recovery and response. The key principles of discussion include incorporating gender equality and risk reduction in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; collecting data on gender in disasters; working with grassroots women's groups; and supporting women in their contributions and helping them develop their capacities
Gender mainstreaming in emergency management: Opportunities for building community resilience in Canada - Gender and Disaster Network
This report highlights information for disaster managers, communities, and women's and gender equality organizations about international efforts over the past decade preceding the report to develop more gender-sensitive approaches to disaster risk management. The document also discusses initiatives by researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to promote gender equality and mainstreaming in emergency preparedness and management.
Gender perspective: Working together for disaster risk reduction - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
This publication presents examples from several countries of incorporating gender equality and gender-related issues into disaster risk reduction. Examples come from countries including India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru. Each example includes lessons learned. The publication may be useful to practitioners and policymakers, particularly those who work in rural areas and developing nations.
Gender sensitive disaster management: A toolkit for practitioners - Gender and Disaster Network
This toolkit highlights the outcome of a research study on gender mainstreaming strategies used by nongovernmental organizations and the government in their responses to and management of the tsunami aftermath in Tamil Nadu.
Gender, disaster and violence - Women's Health Goulburn North East (Australia)
This article discusses gender and disaster, including issues of discrimination, women who are left home alone during disasters, the under-reporting of violence against women in disasters, explanations for increased violence against women, women in disaster management, and the research gap in disaster and gender. [Author: Parkinson, D.]
Gender-informed disaster planning and response - Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
This fact sheet discusses the impact of disasters and the discrimination that women face in the aftermath of disasters. The document covers displacement, gendered vulnerabilities issues, types of gender-based violence common to disaster-affected communities, and recommendations to mitigate them, awareness of gender differences, and other disaster response recommendations.
Gender-sensitive post-disaster rehabilitation guidance: Empowerment - International Recovery Platform
This guide provides information on the training and education, physical and mental health, and empowerment of women in the aftermath of disasters.
Information for pregnant women - Fact sheet - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS, CDC)
This fact sheet provides information for pregnant women who are preparing for an emergency birth, preparing for an emergency or disaster, evacuating, or staying in a shelter or place other than their home. The document also discusses what to do during and just after a disaster, and provides helpful tips and resources on how to recover after a disaster.
National Network on Environments and Women's Health - National Network on Environments and Women's Health
The National Network on Environments and Women's Health develops information on the social, economic, and physical environments that affect women's health in an effort to facilitate policy change that will improve the lives of women.
Not just victims: Women in emergencies and disasters - National Network on Environments and Women's Health
This guide book provides information for emergency planners, government relief agencies, and community-based organizations about the benefits of applying gender-based analysis to their work. The guide discusses women's work in disasters and emergencies, understanding what women and girls need and can do, and how disaster management can be more responsive to women.
Overcoming barriers: The role of gender in disasters - Washington State University
This PowerPoint presentation highlights the role of gender and the importance of gender equality in disaster response. The PowerPoint covers topics such as vulnerability, the specific needs of men and women, gender cultural differences, post-disaster gender-based violence, and the role of the media. [Author: Miller, S.]
Preparing for a disaster when you're pregnant - March of Dimes
This fact sheet provides information to help pregnant women protect themselves and their unborn children during and after a disaster. The document gives information on how women can prepare themselves, what should be done during and after a disaster, what other potential dangers to watch out for, and how to cope with stress during pregnancy.
Preparing for disasters: Perspectives on women - American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women
This article discusses the importance of specific disaster preparation for helping women after disasters. The publication considers the effect of disasters on pregnant women, newborns, and infants; disaster preparedness for the health care system and providers caring for pregnant women and non-pregnant women; mental health considerations; and the prevention of violence against women during and in the aftermath of a disaster.
http://www.acog.org/Resources And Publications/Committee Opinions/Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women/Preparing for Disasters Perspectives on Women.aspx
SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
SAMHSA DTAC supports the efforts of states, territories, tribes, and local entities to be prepared so that they are better able to deliver an effective behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) response to disasters. SAMHSA DTAC provides guidance pertaining to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program by facilitating information exchange and knowledge brokering, connecting technical assistance requestors to their peers and experts in the field. SAMHSA DTAC also has useful print and electronic materials in its resource collection about disaster behavioral health preparedness and response.
SAMHSA Store - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
The SAMHSA Store offers free publications and tip sheets, many of which can be downloaded, on topics such as substance misuse and disasters.
Step up for disaster risk reduction: Appreciate, encourage and empower the female voice - Prevention Web
This article discusses the social roles assigned to women as caregivers and nurturers after a disaster. The publication examines the factors that affect the resilience of women, such as the division of labor, visibility levels, human development factors, recourse to legal protection, access to information, supply of information, and importance of including women in the disaster recovery decision-making processes.
Substance use disorders and disasters - New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
This webpage describes the issue of substance use disorders after a disaster. It explains the strong correlation between trauma and substance use disorders. It also lists the warning signs of a substance use problem and notes when to seek help.
The Shriver Report - The Shriver Report
The Shriver Report by Maria Shriver is a nonprofit project and media platform for a national study and comprehensive report on the conditions of women in America.
The gendered nature of natural disasters: The impact of catastrophic events on the gender gap in life expectancy, 1982-2002 - Social Science Research Network
This paper addresses the specific vulnerability of girls and women with respect to mortality from natural disasters and their aftermath and discusses how natural disasters lower the life expectancy of women more than that of men. In other words, natural disasters (and their subsequent impact), on average, kill more women than men or kill women at an earlier age than men. Since female life expectancy is generally higher than that of males, natural disasters can narrow the gender gap in life expectancy. [Citation: Neumayer E., Plumper T. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 2007;97(3):551-566.]
The needs of women in disasters and emergencies - Disaster Research Institute
This article discusses the needs of women during and after disasters and emergencies. The document emphasizes the importance of gender in psychosocial considerations, the crisis phase response to an emergency, the relief phase response to an emergency or disaster, and reconstruction and the development phase following an emergency or disaster. [Authors: Wiest, R. E., Mocellin, J. S. P., & Motsisi, D. T.]
Training materials for gender mainstreaming in disaster risk reduction - Gender and Disaster Network
Maureen Fordham designed and collated this set of materials for a "training of trainers" for the United Nations Development Programme. The materials were first delivered in Colombo, Sri Lanka in December 2007. These resources may be most appropriate for community researchers who are interested in employing these training materials with women, focusing on the identification of vulnerabilities and the development of action plans worldwide.
US Gender & Disaster Resilience Alliance - Gender & Disaster Resilience Alliance
This website provides a network for inclusive leadership and social justice for disaster reduction. The aim of the organization is to develop and strengthen women's resilience to disasters.
Violence and disasters - World Health Organization (WHO)
This article highlights the important violence-related issues that communities face in the aftermath of a disaster. The publication discusses the factors that may contribute to an increase in violence after a disaster; the types of violence that are likely to increase, such as child abuse and neglect, domestic and sexual violence, and exploitation (including sexual exploitation); and best practices for response in the acute and disaster recovery phases.
Women and disaster - National Hispanic Medical Association
This fact sheet contains information for disaster managers and planners on mitigation and preparedness concerning women and disasters. The document discusses the impact of disasters on women, women's vulnerability during disasters, important information for emergency response and recovery organizations, and systems to use when helping women. The fact sheet also identifies opportunities for women in post-disaster response activities. [Author: Enarson, E.]
Women and girls last? Averting the second post-Katrina disaster - Academia.edu
This article highlights the issues of women and their vulnerability in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. These issues include race, class, age, and disability, in addition to the importance of preparedness and response resources and the best practices that should be followed when attending to the needs of women. [Author: Enarson, E.]
Women as equal partners: Gender dimensions of Disaster Risk Management programm; Compilation of good practices - United Nations Development Programme
This document showcases best practices for disaster planners and communities to promote and practice gender mainstreaming in disaster risk reduction. This publication highlights the experiences of several states in India: Assam, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, and Maharashtra. The document presents gender equity initiatives in disaster risk management to promote women's involvement in community disaster preparedness.
Women in disasters - Thomas Reuters Foundation
This article discusses the disproportional suffering of women during disasters and the issues of gender-based violence, women in low economic situations with a lack of money or power, and the negative health implications that are unique to women.
Women's gender specific treatment for substance use disorder - Colorado Department of Human Services
This website provides information on the importance of gender-specific treatment for substance use disorders within the context of traumatic experiences for behavioral health and primary care administrators, supervisors, and treatment professionals in Colorado.
Women's participation in disaster relief and recovery - Population Council
This guide discusses the issues of natural disaster recovery for women and their communities. The document provides specific international examples on considering the need to reshape disaster response to establish opportunities for women and their communities, supporting affected women in earthquake recovery, and encouraging practical and strategic contributions of affected women to disaster response and mitigation. [Authors: Yonder, A., Akcar, S., and Gopalan, P.]
Women, disaster, and domestic violence: Planning guidelines for programs, coalitions, and disaster practitioners - Gender and Disaster Network
This fact sheet provides information on preparedness, response, and recovery as it relates to women and disasters. The document offers information that is tailored for use by shelters, coalitions, and practitioners in the disaster response planning and guidance field to provide support to women in their communities throughout a disaster.
Women, gender, and disaster risk communication - Gender and Disaster Network
This fact sheet discusses the importance of disaster risk communication around issues of gender, specifically women. The document explains that disaster communication must be creative, sensitive to culture and context, gender-targeted, and based on knowledge of how particular groups of women and men create, receive, interpret, and exchange knowledge about hazards and disasters.
Women, gender, and disaster: Hazards and hazard mitigation - Gender and Disaster Network
This fact sheet helps disaster managers understand the importance of engaging women in disaster mitigation activities as well as in recovery and response. The document explains that around the world, women strive to reduce disaster risk by directly addressing the hazards to which they and their families are exposed, using both local and specialist knowledge.
Women, gender, and the Hyogo Platform for Action - Gender and Disaster Network
This fact sheet helps disaster managers understand the importance of gender equality in disaster preparedness, recovery, and response as a cross-cutting concern that requires attention throughout the planning, implementation, and evaluation phases.
Women, girls, and disasters - Project Syndicate
This article discusses the need for more women to volunteer at the community level after a disaster, as well as the need for more women to serve in senior positions as disaster managers. The article also warns against ignoring the importance of addressing the needs of women and discusses how women should be used as a vital disaster recovery resource. [Author: Wahlstrom, M.]
Women, girls, boys and men: Different needs - Equal opportunities: Gender handbook in humanitarian action - World Health Organization (WHO)
Humanitarian professionals and practitioners developed this handbook to improve
gender equality programming in humanitarian efforts and programs. The handbook
discusses the basics of gender equality, the coordination of gender equality in
emergencies and the elements of conducting effective coordination, and the
numerous gender issues with health, food, shelter, and education in emergencies.
Working with women at risk: Practical guidelines for assessing local disaster risk - Gender and Disaster Network
This workbook provides information to help women conduct hazard assessments and plan mitigation in their communities. The model was developed and tested in communities in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, St. Lucia, and Dominica. [Authors: Enarson, E., Gonzales, M., Meyreles, L., Morrow, B., Mullings, A., and Soares, J.] Also available in Spanish at http://www.gdnonline.org/resources/WorkingWithWomenSpanish.pdf
e-discussion summary: Measuring gender equality - United Nations Development Programme
The authors of this summary discuss the importance of gender equality and programming effectiveness, and the need for data analysis tools and techniques that can be used by researchers with interest in measuring worldwide gender equality.