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Checklist to facilitate gender sensitivity of relief and reconstruction efforts for survivors of the earthquake in Pakistan

RASHID, Maria
January 2006

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The purpose of this work is to improve the effectiveness of relief efforts by identifying the gender dynamics that arise in crisis situations. The aim is to understand the diverse gender-based needs and issues that can arise in complex emergencies and to prevent exploitation by utilising coping strategies within a community context. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in disaster situations and gender issues

Women's participation in disaster relief and recovery

YONDER, Ayse
AKCAR, Sengul
GOPALAN, Prema
2005

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This pamphlet provides case studies from three earthquake-striken areas in India and Turkey. They provide examples of how low-income women who have lost everything can form groups and become active participants in the relief and recovery process. Readers learn how women became involved in housing, created businesses, mobilized funds, and provided crucial community services.The pamphlet also examines the roles that NGOs and government policy and procedures play in facilitating (or impeding) women's involvement

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