Disasters and gender

Clearinghouse Connector – July 2013

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Gender and disaster recovery Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 2013

Gender, climate change and natural disasters On Line Opinion, 2008

Gender, masculinity and bushfire : Australia in an international context Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 2013

Does violence against women increase in disasters? Gender and Disaster Resilience Alliance (GDRA), 2012

Emergency response

Fire, families and decisions Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 2008

Gendered communication and public safety : women, men and incident management Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 2013

Gender and bushfire Fire Note (Melbourne), 2012

Practical stories : gender in emergency management policy Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 2013

Gender sensitive disaster management : a toolkit for practitioners Oxfam America, 2008

Health and community impacts

After the bushfires : Victoria’s psychosocial recovery framework Victoria. Department of Human Services, 2009

Women’s voices from the floodplains : an economic gender lens on responses in disaster affected areas in Queensland and Victoria Economic Security4Women Inc, 2012

Natural disasters and community resilience : a framework for support Child Family Community Australia (CFCA), 2012

The health impacts of climate change and drought on women in the Loddon Mallee Region : a literature review with recommendations Women’s Health Loddon Mallee, 2010

Violence against women

Domestic violence and natural disasters Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse Thematic Bulletin, 2012

The hidden disaster : violence in the aftermath of natural disaster Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 2013

A numbers game : lack of gendered data impedes prevention of disaster-related family violence Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 2011

The way he tells it : relationships after Black Saturday : a research report in four volumes Women’s Health Goulburn North East, 2011

Hearing women’s voices from the bushfires Women’s Health Goulburn North East, 2012

Special collection : Disaster and emergency preparedness and response National Online Resource Center On Violence Against Women, 2011

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster risk management : a gender-sensitive approach is a smart approach Brookings Institution, 2013

Gender and emergency management strategy Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), 2012

Disaster planning and gender mainstreaming : Black Saturday bushfires New Community Quarterly, 2010

Making disaster risk reduction gender-sensitive : policy and practical guildelines United National Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), 2009

Related websites

Victoria. Department of Human Services. Emergencies and preparedness

Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health. Recovering together after a disaster

Gender and Disaster Network

World Health Organization. Gender and health in disasters

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). Gender resources

Canadian Women’s Health Network. Women, gender and disaster : what’s the connection? [Video]

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