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Title: Women and Floods in Bangladesh
Authors: Khondker, H.H. 
Issue Date: 1996
Citation: Khondker, H.H. (1996). Women and Floods in Bangladesh. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 14 (3) : 281-292. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Assesses the differential impact of flood disasters on rural women & men. Analysis of fieldwork & three-part questionnaires (N = 638 households) conducted in Phalia Dighar, a village in northern Bangladesh, reveals that floods affect rural women more adversely than men because disaster relief programs focus on starvation & disease rather than on economic recovery (ie, loss of household resources undermines women's economic well-being). These issues are rarely considered because women are not included in the planning & execution of counterdisaster plans. Thus, it is suggested that successful counterdisaster strategies need to take gender into account, ensure the participation of women, & link crisis response & rehabilitation strategies to development initiatives.
Source Title: International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters
ISSN: 02807270
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