Partners for Prevention 2013 WHY DO SOME MEN USE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND HOW CAN WE PREVENT IT? A UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV regional joint programme for gender-based violence prevention in Asia and the Pacific. Quantitative Findings from the United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. Bangkok. Link
The latest report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Republic of the Philippines regarding Typhoon Yolanda
forwarded by Marlon de Luna Era Download (5.6MB)
See also the Official Gazette - the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines link
Research undertaken in Victoria warns that the effects of large scale bushfire on men reach far into the future, with consequences such as increased aggression, suicide, alcohol consumption and mental health issues, often hidden from view. Just Ask Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Brochure. Media Release.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is looking for a consultant to Develop a Gender Analysis Tool for Responses to Disaster Scenario's. Deadline for expression of interest: November 15, 2013. More
Duryog Nivaran is calling for case studies empowering women and their livelihoods from risks to disasters, climate change and conflict in the Asia Pacific. Five of the best stories will be awarded $250 each. This feeds into recommendations for HFA2 on 'Women as a Force of Resilience Building, Gender Equity'. Call for case studies | Expression of Interest | Case study format
'Women's Voices From The Floodplains: an economic gender lens on responses in disaster affected areas in Queensland and Victoria' by economic Security4Women (eS4W) and Justice Equality Rights Access International (JERA)here
'WOMEN, GIRLS AND DISASTERS: A review for DFID' by Sarah Bradshaw and Maureen Fordham, August 2013 here
The Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies invites authors to submit papers for a Special Issue of the journal on Gender and Disasters. More
Different Needs - Equal Opportunities: Increasing Effectiveness of Humanitarian Action for Women, Girls, Boys and Men e-learning platform provided by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Sub-Working Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action link
Disaster Prevention and Reconstruction from a Gender Equal Society Perspective - Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake. From the "White Paper on Gender Equality 2012". Summary. Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, June 2012. Link
CGIAR Research Program On Climate Change, Agriculture And Food Security (CCAFS) and Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations (FAO) 2012 Training Guide: Gender And Climate Change Research In Agriculture And Food Security For Rural Development. Link Here | Download Here
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs in Humanitarian Settings: An In-depth Look at Family Planning Services by Women's Refugee Commission and Save the Children (2013). this link provides the report in Arabic, French and Spanish as well as English
RACHEL E. LUFT 2008 Looking for Common Ground: Relief Work in Post-Katrina New Orleans as an American Parable of Race and Gender Violence, NWSA Journal, Vol. 20 No. 3 (Fall) here
Global Thematic Consultatation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: ADDRESSING INEQUALITIES: Synthesis Report of Global Public Consultation
Co-led by UNICEF and UN Women. Link
Oxfam 2012 Post-2015 Development Goals: Oxfam International Position Paper here
NEW HFA TO ENSURE WOMEN INVOLVED IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT SAYS UNISDR here
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the new Head of UN Women, said there is "a definite backlash against equality for women" and that we need to win over men to crack this issue. Read more in the Washington Post interview.
See this page for pictures of GDN's booth at the 2013 UNISDR Global Platform in Geneva, Switzerland where we met a huge number of people throughout the week. We met existing GDN members and many people who will now join us.
Here you see Angela Devlin, Julie Morrill, Cheryl Anderson and Maureen Fordham at the GDN booth.
We are getting closer to 2015 when a number of international plans and agreements come to an end. What should we plan for, post-2015? If you are interested in adding to the discussion, send your ideas to the GDN email list (you need to register with GDN first) or email Maureen Fordham (email@example.com).
The GDN email list has been discussing, amongst oither things, stratehies for engaging men and boys as allies of and partners with women and girls. This page has some resources from Men's Resources International - please let us know of more.
Google Doodle for International Women's Day 2013
The United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.
One in three women will be a victim of violence – being raped, beaten or abused in her lifetime. In some parts of the world a girl is more likely to be raped than learn how to read. More...
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