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Women in Natural Disasters:Indicative Findings in Unraveling Gender in Institutional Responses

As the ASEAN moves toward efforts at responding to natural disaters as a region, it has yet to fully integrate the gender approach in its regional disaster response. Already in the community-building phase of its institutional evolution, certain issues still remain in the norm-construction stage. In the case of women’s human rights in particularly difficult circumstances (e.g. natural disasters situations), there is very faint discursive recognition in institutional agreements. In the case of individual ASEAN Member States (AMS), there are more evident efforts as regards mainstreaming gender in natural disaster institutional infrastructure and mechanisms – although with some countries fairly more advanced than others. This study was undertaken in order to compile policies and practices on women’s protection in situations of natural disasters and to document best practices in gender mainstreaming in natural disaster response and assistance, particularly, those that provide spaces for women’s participation. It was guided by an institutionalist perpective that sought to locate gender in laws, policies/plans, institutions, and practices.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Disaster and emergency response NGOs
  • Gender
  • Women in development
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 1.0
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Author (individual) Carmel Abao; Liberty Chee; Maria Elissa Jayme-Lao;Diana Mendoza; Ma. Lourdes Veneracion-Rallonza; Carla Micaela Honasan; Howard Luistro
Author (corporate) AICHR
Publisher AICHR
Publication date 2018
Keywords human right,asean
Date uploaded August 14, 2019, 07:40 (UTC)
Date modified August 16, 2019, 04:21 (UTC)