disasters

Working through despair

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joanna Macy
Edition: 
Vol 3, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article addresses the despair that an increasing number of people are experiencing in relation to imagining the future of our planet. Introduces the concept of despair work; symptoms and suppression, validation, feeling, imaging, waiting and community. 

Prairie women prepared for disaster: an emergency planning guide for women's community organizations

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Elaine Enarson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
May 2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The Guide it will explain why planning ahead is so important for women’s organizations, move you through the vital preliminary planning steps, introduce you to tools and resources for writing your tailor‐made emergency plan through the entire disaster cycle.  It moves you on to the all‐important issue of keeping an emergency plan alive through regular updating, practice, outreach to emergency managers, and networking for neighborhood preparedness. The Guide ends with a brief introduction to the global movement of women for social change to reduce avoidable harm. It may not be obvious yet, but emergency planning is part of
this and by doing this work you are part of it, too.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
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ISBN:9781897250228

Women and disaster

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Online
Author: 
Women and Health Care Reform
Edition: 
Vol.12 No.2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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Available online only
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ISSN 14800039

Not Just victims: Women in Emergencies and Disasters

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English
Translated Title: 
Pas seulement des victimes: Les femmes en situation d’urgence et lors de désastres
Author: 
Women and Health Care Reform
Publisher: 
Women and Health Care Reform
Publication Date: 
2009

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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ISBN: 978-0-9811927-2-7
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