Gendered dimensions of the 2004 tsunami and a potential social work response in post-disaster situations


Pittaway, Eileen, Linda Bartolomei, and Susan Rees. “Gendered Dimensions of the 2004 Tsunami and a Potential Social Work Response in Post-Disaster Situations.” International Social Work 50, no. 3 (May 1, 2007): 307–19. doi:10.1177/0020872807076042.

Authors: Eileen Pittaway, Linda Bartolomei, Susan Rees


The majority of people who died in the 2004 tsunami were women. Women endured rape, and sexual and gender-based violence in camps and places of supposed refuge. Similar reports have come from other disasters. This article examines the roles that social workers can take to respond to these issues.
La majorité des personnes emporté es par le tsunami de 2004 é taient des femmes. Par ailleurs, les femmes sont victimes de viol et subissent d'autres types d'agressions sexuelles et de violence lié e au genre dans les camps de ré fugié s ou les lieux dits de refuge. On relè ve les mêmes constats dans d'autres situations de catastrophe. Cette é tude examine l'apport potentiel des travailleurs sociaux face à ces enjeux.
La mayoría de la gente que muró en el tsunami de 2004 eran mujeres. Las mujeres soportaron el rapto y la violencia sexual y de gé nero en campos y lugares supuestamente de refugio. Reportes similares provienen de otros desastres. Este artículo examina los roles que los trabajadores sociales pueden asumir para responder a estos temas.

Keywords: advocacy, disaster relief, gender, tsunami, sexual violence

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Refugee/IDP Camps, Environment, Environmental Disasters, Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence, Humanitarian Assistance, Sexual Violence Regions: Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia

Year: 2007

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