South Asia is one of the most vulnerable areas of an increasingly disaster-impacted world, with cyclones, earthquakes, floods and droughts causing several casualties and disrupting lives and livelihoods every year. Yet the impacts of disasters are not equally distributed across the peoples of the region.Women and men experience disaster differently
Table of Contents
List of Tables. List of Figures and Boxes. Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. 1. Introduction 2. Gender Differential Impacts of the 2004 Tsunami 3. The Interplay of Women, Work and Disasters: Missing Women‘s Views 4. Livelihoods Re-examined: A Critical Look at Gender Roles in the Aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami 5. Impact of Super Cyclone On Life And Livelihood of Women: A Micro Level Study Of Two Coastal Districts In Orissa 6. Gender Play in Economic Redevelopment in Post-tsunami Sri Lanka 7. Adaptability to Floods in North Bihar: Gendered Experiences 8. Gender Politics and Disaster in Rural Nepal 9. Pakistan Floods: Reports from the Field 10. Rural Women as Architects of Recovery and Reconstruction: The Swayam Shikshan Prayog Story 11. Gender-based Violence and Disasters: South Asia in Comparative Perspective 12. Gender, Disasters and Development: Opportunities for South-South Cooperation 13. Exploring the Meaning of Securitisation for Gender and Disaster 14. Intersections and Beyond Index
Linda Racioppi is Professor of Comparative Cultures and Politics, and International Relations, Michigan State University, USA.
Swarna Rajagopalan is an independent scholar and Managing Trustee, The Prajnya Trust, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.