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Women, girls, boys and men different needs – equal opportunities: IASC gender handbook in humanitarian action

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English
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Femmes, filles, garçons et hommes, des besoins différents, des chances égales : guide pour l’intégration de l’égalité des sexes dans l’action humanitaire
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Paper
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Publisher: 
Inter-agency Standing Committee
Publication Date: 
2006

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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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender, women and health: gender and disaster

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English
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Online
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2009

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

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Women and disaster

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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
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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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ISSN 14800039

Not Just victims: Women in Emergencies and Disasters

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English
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Pas seulement des victimes: Les femmes en situation d’urgence et lors de désastres
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Women and Health Care Reform
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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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