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GDN members and friendsshare with us what they are reading at the moment that has some connection to gender and disasters.

In July, Maureen Fordham is reading: UNDP 2011 DISASTER-CONFLICT INTERFACE: Comparative experiences. Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery here


In June 2018, Maureen Fordham is reading 'Adapting the built environment: the role of gender in shaping vulnerability and resilience to climate extremes in Dhaka' by HURAERA JABEEN in Environment & Urbanization Vol 26(1): 1–19 here

In January 2018, Dr John Twigg is reading 'Bridging the participatory gap: children with disabilities and disaster risk reduction' by Ronoh S., Gaillard JC., Marlowe J. 2017 International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 35(3) 271-297

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) needs to be inclusive. However, potentially vulnerable groups such as children with disabilities are often excluded. Their perceptions and views are overlooked due to existing structural forms of exclusion and lack of inclusive methods that enable children to effectively contribute to DRR. This paper provides an insight into understanding the complexities of DRR participation among twenty-seven children with disabilities from three case study schools in New Zealand. It explores the notion of ‘participation’ through flexible participatory tools. It involved mapping of safe and unsafe areas of their class and the school during a disaster, and proportional piling activities representing identified potential natural hazards in their region. The approach was able to accommodate and permit a sustained continuum of engagement among children with diverse disabilities, capacities and experiences. Crucially, it offers a bridge that recognizes communication as a two-way process between adults and children, where adults learn how children express their views, thus according them a voice in DRR.


On 15 December 2017, Jennifer Trivedi is reading: A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health edited by Merrill Singer






On 15 December 2017, Maureen Fordham is reading: LOCALISATION: LENSES AND LESSONS FROM FEMINIST THEORY by David Jones of the START Network - aiming to deliver effective aid to help people affected by crises



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