Magazine Articles | Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 14, ISSUE 83, March-April 2014 |

Disaster Preparedness, Gender and Vulnerable Coastal Communities

India is one of the most vulnerable countries that are recurrently prone to natural disasters, cyclone being one of the most prominent. Perhaps more stark than the calamities is the marginalisation of women during and post disasters; being increasingly exposed to crime, unsafe delivery and poor nutrition. Moreover, breakage of community linkages and the matrix of dependency show that disaster preparedness lacks gender sensitisation at its core. Even today women are looked upon as victims and the perception of their...

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