Title

Natural disasters and gender inequalities: The 2004 tsunami and the case of India

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Race, Gender & Class

Publication Date

2007

Date Added

2022-05-23

Abstract

This research examines the link between gender and natural disasters. Specifically, it studies the 2004 Tsunami, that occurred in the Indian Ocean, and the inordinate impact it had on females in India. There are two fundamental gender issues that are examined in this paper: (a) The reasons why more women than men were impacted by the 2004 tsunami, and (b) The post-tsunami challenges that were faced by women. Through the research it is observed that following the tsunami, gender concerns were overlooked and social realities were ignored. As a result, women were marginalized in the process. The absence of any concrete gender analysis at the governmental level, indicates the nonchalant attitude toward gender concerns.

Keywords

Climate, Gender, India

Disciplines

Political Science

Publisher

JSTOR

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