The Mary Fran Myers Award, 2019



2019 Recipient of the Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award

Bernadette RESURRECCIÓN has worked for many years in advocating for women in her disaster-torn country, bringing innovation through drawing together the ostensibly disparate fields of engineering and theories of vulnerability. She has held many positions specifically focused on women and girls, and has turned her considerable skills to whatever position she has. Her use of focus groups fore-grounded women’s voices in the study of disaster risk resilience. Her work has contributed to filling gap in knowledge and research due to the civil war in Afghanistan, and led to recommendations for policy based on lived experience in both rural and urban settings. 

Previously: 2018 Mary Fran Myers Awardees - May Maloney

May's selection acknowledges her leadership in promoting gender-sensitive and socially-inclusive humanitarian operations, especially her efforts in bringing greater visibility to sexual and gender-based violence during disasters and increasing participation of community members through community-based research. The establishment of Gender and Diversity in Disaster Response Networks in the Asia Pacific Region further illustrates the positive impacts she has made in the field of gender and disasters.


Call for Nominations

The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center invite nominations of those who should be recognized for their efforts to advance gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction. Read more

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