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Not Just victims: Women in Emergencies and Disasters  
http://www.womenandhealthcarereform.ca/publications/disasterPopularE.pdf

This piece argues that emergency planners, government relief agencies and community-based organizations would benefit from applying a gender-based analysis to their work. The authors state that by understanding the particular ways that women are likely to be affected by a disaster or an emergency and the contributions that women typically make to coping with and recovering from such events, we can ensure that our communities are better prepared to manage should the worst happen.

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Published: 2009
Women and disaster  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/42110

This article is adapted from "Not Just Victims: Women in Emergencies and Disasters" from Women and Health Care Reform.  The authors make an arguement for why looking at sex and gender can help identify and prepare for different strengths and vulnerabilities in times of crisis. 

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Published: Spring/Summer 2010
Gender, women and health: gender and disaster  
http://www.searo.who.int/en/Section13/Section390_8282.htm

Introduces the health issues for women in disaster and provides links to key resources.

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Published: 2009
Women, girls, boys and men different needs – equal opportunities: IASC gender handbook in humanitarian action  
http://www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/documents/subsidi/tf_gender/IASC Gender Handbook %28Feb 2007%29.pdf

Describes how the needs of women and men differ in the midst of disasters, and how best to serve those needs.

The IASC Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings serve as a complement to this handbook and should be used in conjunction with it. The GBV Guidelines provide humanitarian actors with a set of minimum interventions in all sectors to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

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Published: 2006
Gender equality in disasters: six principles for engendered relief and reconstruction  
http://www.gdnonline.org/resources/GDN_GENDER_EQUALITY_IN_DISASTERS.pdf

Factsheet that briefly outlines the main principles for working with women during disaster, aimed at disaster relief and reconstruction workers.

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Published: 2004
Gender and natural disasters  
http://www.paho.org/English/DPM/GPP/GH/genderdisasters.PDF

Factsheet that briefly explains why women are disproportionately affected by natural disasters, and how women should play a vital role in disaster relief and response.

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After the quake, depend on women  
http://www.madre.org/index/resources-12/madre-articles-35/news/after-the-quake-depend-on-women-267.html

Using the context of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, discusses why women should be integral to designing and carrying out relief efforts.

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Published: 2010
Providing gender responsive aid in Haiti  
http://www.feministpeacenetwork.org/2010/01/15/providing-gender-responsive-aid-in-haiti/

Within the context of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, explains why women need different kinds of aid and contribute differently than men when responding to disaster.

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Published: 2010
Women and girls last? Averting the second post Katrina disaster  
http://understandingkatrina.ssrc.org/Enarson/

Describes how natural disasters affect women differently than men, and how disaster planning must fully involve women as well as men. 

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Published: 2006
The tsunami’s impact on women  
http://www.preventionweb.net/files/1502_bn050326tsunamiwomen.pdf

Oxfam Briefing Note that explains why and how the 2004 Asian tsunami hit women harder than men. 

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Published: 2005