Disaster Resilience: Addressing Gender Disparities


Moreno-Walton, Lisa, and Kristi Koenig. 2016. “Disaster Resilience: Addressing Gender Disparities.” World Medical & Health Policy 8 (2): 46–57.

Authors: Lisa Moreno-Walton, Kristi Koenig


This article explores the impact of gender on disaster resilience and survival within diverse populations. Through a review of the relevant literature, five categories of gender-related disparities are identified: biology, responsibility for dependents, development of skills, clothing, and vulnerability to assault and trafficking. Identification of gender disparities is a first step in building resilient communities, and enhancing survival across a wide range of disaster scenarios when future events occur.

Keywords: disaster, women, Gender, survival disparities

Topics: Development, Environment, Environmental Disasters, Gender, Gender Analysis, Trafficking, Violence

Year: 2016

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