Womens Encounter With Disaster (Women on Frontpage)

Womens Encounter With Disaster (Women on Frontpage) by Samir Dasgupta, Ismail Siriner, Partha Sarathi De

Title: Womens Encounter With Disaster (Women on Frontpage)
Author: Samir Dasgupta, Ismail Siriner, Partha Sarathi De
ISBN10: 819088414X
ISBN13: 978-8190884143
Publisher: Frontpage Publications (May 1, 2010)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size PDF: 1746 kb
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Pages: 288 pages
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Womens Encounter With Disaster (Women on Frontpage) by Samir Dasgupta, Ismail Siriner, Partha Sarathi De


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The world is facing increasingly frequent and intense disasters, both natural and man-made, with devastating impacts. Women play a pivotal role in providing economic and mental assistance to the family and community in post-disaster rebuilding activities and at the same time actively participate in disaster deterrence programmes. Post-disaster recovery projects often fail to understand the significance of gender relations in people's lives in a society and formulate policies without appreciating local cultural practices and institutions, resulting in loss of traditional sources of status and power of women. The volume covers topics that integrate the gender perspective into all natural disaster-related policies and decision-making processes with due consideration to the cultural, economic and political and social differences. It argues that absence of women from all levels of decision-making positions jeopardizes the sustainability of planning and implementation of safety codes. In the volume the gender mainstreaming and disaster has been focussed from multi-dimensional canvas such as gender perspective of the disaster aftermath; community oriented disaster management; relevance of inter-sectionality in matters of gender biased social vulnerability; economic aspects of post-disaster scenario; gender-specific role, knowledge and power of women at grassroots level and their ways of making space in disaster field; gender sensitive analysis in the context of alternative development and culture; and applied usage of combating disaster. The disaster affected countries like Turkey, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Pakistan, Japan, Kenya, Bangladesh, Germany; UK, USA are the major concern of the thematic evaluation.