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dc.contributor.authorDhungel, Rajesh*
dc.contributor.authorOjha, Ram Nath*
dc.contributor.editorHoare, Joannaen
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T09:04:55Zen
dc.date.available2012-06-26T09:04:55Zen
dc.date.issued2012-06-25en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2012.687220en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/230793en
dc.descriptionIt is generally accepted that women overall are more vulnerable to disaster risk and have specific needs during a crisis. But in Nepal, social taboos and norms restrict women's freedom to express their needs to humanitarian workers in times of crisis, as these are normally strangers to the community deputed by humanitarian agencies or state agencies. These norms are deep-rooted in Nepal and other South Asian countries, and they increase the vulnerability of women to disaster risks, be they natural or man-made. In this context, starting in 2008, the Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian programme (DRR-HP) in Nepal has introduced Women's Empowerment as a key component of community-based disaster risk reduction interventions in different DRR-HP projects. Altogether, 42 Women's Empowerment Centres (WECs), each with 30 women participants, have been supported to lead DRR and emergency response work in their local communities. The WECs have become a successful way of reducing socio-economic and physical vulnerability in the community, as well as an important means of strengthening women's empowerment and leadership. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent12en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/womens-empowerment-for-disaster-risk-reduction-and-emergency-response-in-nepal-230793
dc.subjectConflict and disasters
dc.subjectGender
dc.titleWomen's empowerment for disaster risk reduction and emergency response in Nepalen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryNepalen
oxfam.subject.keywordDisaster risk reduction
oxfam.subject.keywordDRR
oxfam.subject.keywordDisasters
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameCaroline Sweetman,Gender & Development Editoren
prism.number2en
prism.volume20en
dc.year.issuedate2012en


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