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Gender Sensitive Response and Recovery: An Overview

Gender Sensitive Response and Recovery: An Overview
11 pages

Authors
Smyth, Ines

Publication date
08 Oct 2012

ISBN
9781780771885

Publisher
Oxfam GB

Series
Gender Equality in Emergencies Programme Insights

Type
Case study

The number and complexity of hazards and disasters are increasing rapidly and there is ample evidence that women and girls are often more vulnerable to disasters than men and boys. This collection of Programme Insights papers considers the progress made and the challenges we still face in humanitarian and disaster risk reduction interventions, in responding adequately to the needs of all affected people. By sharing lessons learned, the papers can have value beyond their own contexts and will help to make future work more effective.

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