Gender and the Politics of Disaster Recovery Dealing with the Aftermath
Drawing a transdisciplinary perspective, this book investigates the ways in which gender intersect with rebuilding and post-disaster recovery process. It shows how climate-induced disasters as well as the recent COVID-19 pandemic have impacted human lives and livelihoods across various global socioeconomic conditions, sociopolitical conditions, and the gendered relationships from the Global South perspective.
From the real experiences of the people vulnerable to disasters, this book identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the post-disaster management in different contexts. The varied roles and responsibilities of men and women in different countries are also examined. It is often hard to understand how local and global politics are involved in humanitarian aid. This book also shows how lower-income and under-privileged communities are deprived of their right to access relief and rehabilitation due to political involvement.
This text also highlights effective methods of policy implementation for achieving sustainable recovery from these humanitarian crises. It will assist strategy planners and policymakers to focus on gender-based barriers and political hindrances as well as geological and socioeconomic factors in planning inclusive post-disaster activities. The book will be of interest to researchers, postgraduate students and scholars in the fields of Sociology, Social Anthropology, Development Studies, Gender and Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Human Geography, Disaster Management, Forestry and Environmental Science.
1. Understanding Gendered Context of Post-Disaster Recovery: An Overview
Sajal Roy, Debasish Nandy, Utsab Bhattarai and Ashish Kumar Singh
2. Integrating a Gender Perspective into Disaster Risk Management: An Analysis of the Global Assessment Reports on Disaster Risk Reduction
Ana Gabriela Fernández Saavedra, Sandra Dema Moreno and Rosario González Arias
3. Local Governments' Provisions and Sections in Disaster: Lesson Learned from the Post-Pandemic Era
Pranab Kumar Panday and Mohammad Jahangir Hossain Mojumder
4. Indian Disaster Diplomacy in South Asian Region
Debasish Nandy and Alik Naha
5. Risk Perception and Disaster Management of Women in Dealing with Floods in Urban Indonesia
6. Adapting Livelihoods in the Face of Climate Change: A Study of Sherpa Households from the Khumbu (Everest) Region, Nepal
7. Unlocking the Potential of Microfinance towards Sustainable Livelihoods for Climate Change Adaptation
Riadadh Hossain, Farah Anzum, Tasfia Tasnim, Faisal Bin Islam and Shahrin Mannan
8. Climate Change, Women Migrants and the Potentialities of Intersectional Analysis in the Reconquista River Basin, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Natalia Gavazzo and Lucila Nejamkis
9. The Local Heritage 'Dhopkols': Build Back Better Water Access in Reducing Gender-Based Vulnerabilities in Bangladesh
Md Salauddin, Md Golam Faruk Sarker and Md Abdullah Al Mamun
10. Financing Climate-Induced Disaster Management: How to Engage the Formal Financial Sector?
11. Gendered Vulnerabilities and Adaptive Options in Fisher Communities of Coastal Bangladesh during COVID-19 Pandemic
Rumana Sultana Samiya A. Selim and Joy Bhowmik
12. Gender Dimensions in Disaster Risks Reduction Policy: Insights from Bangladesh
Sajal Roy, Bishawjit Mallick and Utsab Bhattarai
13. Concluding Remarks: The State of the Art of Research in Gender, Disaster and Cultural Studies
Kamruzzaman, Ashish Kumar Singh and Sajal Roy
This rich collection of essays offers a transdisciplinary, transnational, grounded, and holistic understanding of how gender as a conceptual tool of analysis shapes disaster risk management and post-disaster recovery. Drawing on lessons learned from both local and global contexts, it offers critical reflections on dealing with post-disaster gendered livelihood challenges. It also presents cutting-edge policy insights, providing new directions for policy research, as well as policymaking, in the field of gender and disaster studies in the Global South.
Associate Professor Nafisa Tanjeem, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Worcester State University