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Inter-Agency Standing Committee

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Established in 1992 in response to General Assembly Resolution 46/182 which called for strengthened coordination of humanitarian assistance. The resolution set up the IASC as the primary mechanism for facilitating interagency decision-making in response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. The IASC is formed by the representatives of a broad range of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.

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+41 22 917 1438
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+41 22 917 0020
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8-14, avenue de la Paix 1211
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Geneva 10
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Switzerland

To render ourselves visible: women of color organizing & Hurricane Katrina

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Online
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Alisa Bierria, INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
Mayaba Liebenthal, INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
Publisher: 
South End Press
Publication Date: 
2007

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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Katrina, natural disasters and sexual violence

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New York City Alliance against Sexual Assault

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

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PreventionWeb

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Information provision and referral
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Policy development

A website that serves the information needs of the disaster risk reduction community, including the development of information exchange tools to facilitate collaboration. Information regarding the design and development of the project together with background documentation can be accessed here along with some services that have been put in place.

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41 22 917 8898
Email Address: 
isdr@un.org
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Information Management Unit
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UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
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Geneva
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Switzerland

The tsunami’s impact on women

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Oxfam International
Publication Date: 
2005

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

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Women and girls last? Averting the second post Katrina disaster

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Elaine Enarson
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Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, Social Science Reseach Council
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2006

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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Includes bibliographical references.

Providing gender responsive aid in Haiti

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Feminist Peace Network
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2010

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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After the quake, depend on women

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Marie St. Cyr
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Madre
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2010

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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Gender and natural disasters

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Pan American Health Organization

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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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online
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Includes bibliographical references

Gender equality in disasters: six principles for engendered relief and reconstruction

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Gender and Disaster Network
Publication Date: 
2004

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

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