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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
Katrina, natural disasters and sexual violence  
http://www.svfreenyc.org/research_factsheet_111.html

Factsheet that explains why rapes often occur in the aftermath of natural disasters and other humanitarian crises.

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To render ourselves visible: women of color organizing & Hurricane Katrina  
http://katrinareader.org/render-ourselves-visible-women-color-organizing-hurricane-katrina

Excerpt from the book What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race, and the State of the Nation discussing how women of color bear the brunt of compromised safety during a disaster and after.

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Published: 2007
Reproductive health  
http://womensrefugeecommission.org/programs/reproductive-health

Describes the Reproductive Health Program of the Women's Refugee Commission. Links to several resources on reproductive health for women in crisis settings, including a factsheet that outlines the issues and possible responses.

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Published: 2011