Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century

Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies

Risks and Risk Reduction

Editors: Roeder, Larry Winter (Ed.)

  • Important resource for understanding issues of gender and sexual orientation in humanitarian emergencies
  • Argues for the integration of gender and sexual orientation into the planning and implementation of disaster relief programs
  • Examines risks in disaster settings for gay, lesbian and transgender populations
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About this book

Natural and manmade disasters do not affect everyone equally, especially when resources are not equally accessible. Girls and women in particular face heightened risks of violence and abuse and many countries bar female-headed households from receiving aid. Across the globe, a wider understanding of gender issues is needed to craft effective policies and carry out equitable practices in disaster planning and response.

The first full-length reference of its kind, Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies brings together data pinpointing disparities with practical suggestions toward improving post-event adjustment for all. Arguing forcefully for an egalitarian lens in humanitarian aid, the book offers guidelines that governmental agencies and NGOs alike can implement at all levels of preventive and relief efforts to better assist victims and minimize further trauma. Salient areas covered include gender differences in the effects of disasters on children and adolescents, the heightened risk of domestic violence in disasters and challenges facing the LGBTI community in relocation. In addition, examples from a cyclone event in Australia relate the experiences of victims, organizations and aid workers to larger social issues. Included among the topics:

  • Gender and the impact of disaster on youth.
  • Personal network structure and gendered well-being in disaster and relocation.
  • Sexual and gender minorities in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Gender as hazard in disaster planning and response.
  • The relationship of disaster and domestic violence.
  • The impact of disasters on workers and services.

Addressing a major threat to public and social health, Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies is an essential sourcebook for researchers and professionals working with NGOs, disaster management, domestic violence, humanitarian relief and refugee health.

About the authors

Larry Winter Roeder is a former Policy Adviser on Disaster Management at the US Department of State who worked on peacekeeping problems and conflict resolution at the field and policy level, and served in Sinai, Egypt as a civilian observer with the MFO (Multinational Forces and Observers). Mr. Roeder conducted patrols in support of the Treaty of Peace and taught desert survival and Bedouin Culture. Since then, he has also advised US military forces on peace keeping issues in the Middle East.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Impact of Disaster on Children and Adolescents: A Gender-Informed Perspective

    Gil-Rivas, Virginia

    Pages 1-18

  • Articulation of Personal Network Structure with Gendered Well-Being in Disaster and Relocation Settings

    Jones, Eric C. (et al.)

    Pages 19-31

  • Sexual and Gender Minorities in Humanitarian Emergencies

    Rumbach, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 33-74

  • A Rising Tide Does Not Lift All Boats Equally: Gender as Hazard in Disaster Planning and Response

    Egert, Philip R.

    Pages 75-97

  • Understanding the Risk of Domestic Violence During and Post Natural Disasters: Literature Review

    Sety, M. (et al.)

    Pages 99-111

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05882-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05881-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38179-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies
Book Subtitle
Risks and Risk Reduction
Editors
  • Larry Winter Roeder
Series Title
Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05882-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05882-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05881-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38179-4
Series ISSN
2198-9958
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 140
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics