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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
Guidelines for gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian settings  
http://www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/downloaddoc.aspx?docID=4402&type=pdf

Describes how to prevent and respond to the sexual violence against women and girls that worsens during armed conflicts.

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Published: 2005
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
Conflict and crisis settings: promoting sexual and reproductive rights  
http://www.gdnonline.org/resources/RHM31_Editorial_conflict_crisis_settings.pdf

Editorial on the health of women in war and crisis, in an issue of the journal devoted to this topic. All the abstracts in this issue are freely available online. A subscription is needed to see the full articles.

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Published: 2008