Focusing on women's vulnerabilities in post-disaster societies, the contributors link the failure to implement inclusive and gender-sensitive approaches to relief and rehabilitation work and the amplification of psycho-social pressures on the masculine identity which exacerbate existing inequalities. Contributing authors draw on scholarly research and field experience as practitioners in this collection of 25 insightful essays which highlight pressing issues that women and girls, men and boys faced before, during and after disasters such as the Indian Ocean tsunami, Pakistan's 2005 earthquake, Hurricane Katrina and a host of other â??invisible disasters' around the world.
Genre: Social Science, Political Science, Nature, Health + Wellness
Subgenre: Women's Studies, Social Work, Safety, Public Policy / Social Services + Welfare, Public Affairs + Administration, Natural Disasters, Human Services, Earthquakes + Volcanoes