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Gender Sensitivity in Disaster Management

This study lies at the intersection of two major challenges in Cambodia today: disaster, experienced by many of the rural poor as drought, flood and storms; and the continuing issue of gender imbalances in many aspects of Cambodian society.

Research shows us that during time of disaster it is the most vulnerable who suffer the most, and worldwide women are one of the most vulnerable groups.1 Social factors such as age, ethnicity, mobility, access to information and access to resources contribute to differencing impacts on various social groups, especially women.

Effective planning for gender sensitivity in disaster management requires not only sex disaggregation of data but a deeper level of analysis. This study was undertaken to inform the ‘Building Disaster Resilient Communities II’ project. The project is delivered by a consortium consisting of DanChurchAid/Christian Aid (DCA/CA), Oxfam, People in Need (PIN), Save the Children and coordinated by ActionAid. It is implemented by local partners in four provinces in Cambodia: Pursat, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom and Banteay Meanchey.

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Organization(s): 
OXFAM
DanChurchAid
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Original Publication Date: 
08 Sep 2015
Document type: 
Analysis Report
Location(s): 
Cambodia
Theme(s): 
Disaster Risk Reduction
Gender
Governance