Gender 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

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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Reproductive health

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English
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Online
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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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Addressing sex and gender in epidemic-prone infectious diseases

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English
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2007

Discusses how infectious diseases affect women and men, and shows how, by taking sex and gender differences into account, it is possible to improve ways to prevent and treat these diseases, using dengue, Ebola haemorrhagic fever and SARS as examples.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The tsunami’s impact on women

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English
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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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English
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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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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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After the quake, depend on women

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English
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Author: 
Marie St. Cyr
Publisher: 
Madre
Publication Date: 
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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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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