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Visit the Gender and Disaster Sourcebook for a more comprehensive listing (2005 and earlier) of miscellaneous materials on gender and disaster.

Disaster Brief Volume 5 (1) Jan 2008 Are there significant positive changes on the status of women in the context of recent disaster events/humanitarian crises or are women and their needs still being left out? What is missing or lacking that we should continue to work on? As part of GDN’s celebration of 2008 International Women’s month, we asked members to share their thoughts on the status of women in the context of recent disaster events or humanitarian crises and here are their reflections. (59KB)

For Every Woman. Poem by Nancy Smith, 1973.

Other Newsletters and Magazines

Disaster Brief Volume 5 (1) Jan 2008 Disaster Brief Volume 5 (1) January 2008. Highlights various initiatives in Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and Community practice around the world. Disaster Watch, Swayam Shikshan Prayog (553KB)

Tsunami Update No. 10 Grassroots Women Build Resilience Tsunami Update No.10 - Grassroots Women Build Resilience, Dec 2007. Disaster Watch, Swayam Shikshan Prayog (311KB)

Disaster Brief Volume 5 (1) Jan 2008 The Eclipse magazine - Improving the Health Sector in Africa, Vol. 2, Issue 10, Feb. 2008. (161KB)

The Eclipse Magazine The Eclipse magazine - Message from The Eclipse editorial team (40KB)

The Eclipse magazine - Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Peace Processes, Volume 2, Issue 8, Dec 2007. (206KB)

The Eclipse magazine - Linking Human Rights to Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 2, Issue 7, Oct-Nov 2007. (155KB)

Links - Experiences developed in the Latin America and the Caribbean region on conflicts, violence and disasters with a gender perspective

Bikash - A Rural Woman's Project in Bangladesh:

BRIDGE - Gender and development information service. Institute of Development Studies:

Centre for Gender and Women's Studies - University of Newcastle upon Tyne Mailing list:

Centre for Research on Epidemiology:

Centro Regional de Información sobre Desastres (CRID) (Regional Disaster Information Center) - compilation and dissemination of disaster-related information in Latin America and the Caribbean, searchable disaster database:

Duryog Nivaran:

Feminist Theory Website:

genanet - mainstreaming gender in UNFCCC negotiations and national debates on climate change: http://

gendercc - a platform for information, knowledge, and networking on gender and climate change:

Gender Equality & Disaster Risk Reduction: An Action workshop for social change

GROOTS International - Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood:

Huairou Commission - a global coalition of networks, institutions and individual professionals that links grassroots women’s community development organizations to partners.

International Rescue Committee:

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) - managed by the University of Hawaii, is an applied science, information and technology center working to foster disaster resiliency and reduce disaster risks and impacts to individuals and communities at risk throughout the world. PDC was a sponsor of the 2004 Gender Equality & Disaster Risk Reduction: An Action Workshop for Social Change.

Practical Action - women's and men's experiences on disaster mitigation:


RADIX - Radical Interpretations of Disaster: - is an on-line database of gender and development materials from around the world. It is also an interactive space where gender practitioners can share ideas, experiences and resources:

Swayam Shikshan Prayog - Self Education for Empowerment:

United Nations Development Program - Women's Empowerment:

UNDP Gender Mainstreaming Tools Marketplace:

Voice of the Shuttle - Gender and Sexuality Studies:

Weblinks of selected groups relevant to children and hazards. Compiled by Deborah Thomas, Hazards Research Lab.

Women in Crises - Recent Books.

Knowledgebase Links

Click on the Links below to access GDN Resources

G&D Sourcebook Annotated bibliography of gender and disaster resources until 2005.

Recently added materials

from 2006 to date.

Why women? Why gender? Key resources on gender equality in disaster risk reduction

Archive of GDN newsletters

Includes published and unpublished reports, papers, and conference proceedings

Guidelines, manuals and checklists

Regional or country-specific case studies/research on gender and disaster

Contains materials on gender and DRR in other languages (Spanish, Tamil, Japanese, Swahili, etc)

Useful external sites, posters, powerpoint presentations on gender and disaster.