Women and disaster

Clinical management of rape survivors

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English
Translated Title: 
Gestion clinique des victimes de viol
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Paper
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2009

This guide describes best practices for clinical management of people who have been raped in emergency situations. It is intended for use by qualified health-care providers in developing protocols for the management of rape survivors in emergencies, taking into account available resources, materials, and drugs, and national policies and procedures. It can also be used in planning health-care services and training health-care providers. The guide includes detailed guidance on the clinical management of women, men and children who have been raped.

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ISBN: 978 92 4 159857 6

Because I am a girl: the state of the world's girls 2008 - special focus: in the shadow of war

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English
Translated Title: 
« Parce que je suis une fille » : la situation des filles dans le monde 2008 – le point sur les filles dans l’ombre de la guerre
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Online
Author: 
Nikki van der Gaag
Publisher: 
Plan International
Publication Date: 
2008

Reports on the double discrimination of gender and age that girls face, describing how this discrimination affects them during times of war.

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Conflict and crisis settings: promoting sexual and reproductive rights

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rosalind P. Petchesky
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16(31):4–9
Publisher: 
Reproductive Health Matters
Publication Date: 
2008

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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Women’s Refugee Commission

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Groups Served: 
Refugees
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Advocates for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and young people, including those seeking asylum—bringing about lasting, measurable change.

Primary Telephone: 
(212) 551-3115
Email Address: 
info@wrcommission.org
Fax Number: 
(212) 551-3180
Street Address: 
122 East 42nd Street
City: 
New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10168-128
Country: 
USA

Reproductive health

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Women’s Refugee Commission
Publication Date: 
2011

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

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
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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English
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Online
Publisher: 
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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The tsunami’s impact on women

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
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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English
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Online
Author: 
Elaine Enarson
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Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, Social Science Reseach Council
Publication Date: 
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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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Feminist Peace Network
Publication Date: 
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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