Women's vulnerabilities in humanitarian disaster responses : Oxfam, WFP and CARE in Aceh and Haiti

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dc.contributor.advisor Keeble, Edna
dc.coverage.spatial Haiti
dc.coverage.spatial Indonesia
dc.creator Jorgensen, Leah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-01T13:10:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-01T13:10:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other HV553 J67 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/24762
dc.description iv, 161 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 125-148).
dc.description.abstract The number of people affected by natural disasters is increasing. These natural disasters hinder long-term development, and have substantial impacts on the lives of those affected. While both women and men are affected by natural disasters, women tend to suffer disproportionately to their male counterparts. It is the structural inequalities women face that render them more vulnerable to natural disasters. Corresponding to the increase in disaster impacts is the number and size of humanitarian organizations in responding to affected populations. Humanitarian organizations need to ensure that their disaster response does not exacerbate these structural inequalities but rather to use this opportunity to address it. This thesis examines the disaster response by three leading humanitarian agencies (Oxfam, WFP and CARE) to the 2004 tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti in order to assess how and to what extent these organizations acknowledge and address the vulnerabilities of women. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc HV553
dc.subject.lcsh Oxfam
dc.subject.lcsh World Food Programme
dc.subject.lcsh CARE/International
dc.subject.lcsh Women disaster victims -- Indonesia -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Women disaster victims -- Haiti -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Tsunami relief -- Indonesia
dc.subject.lcsh Earthquake relief -- Haiti
dc.subject.lcsh Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004
dc.subject.lcsh Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010
dc.title Women's vulnerabilities in humanitarian disaster responses : Oxfam, WFP and CARE in Aceh and Haiti en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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