16 Days: Day 9

16dayslogo_czech Most of you will be familiar with the concept of gender being a cross-cutting issue. On this ninth day of the 16 Days Campaign we bring you a great new article by Sara Martin and Maria Holtsberg about how even natural disasters are gendered; in other words, how women and men are differently susceptible to harm during and after a natural disaster because of their gender roles as women and men. As the authors explain,

Even though the disaster itself doesn’t discriminate, society does, and certain practices within a society can leave women or other groups susceptible to harm.

Read the whole article here.

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