Title 2010 Haitian earthquake : investigation into the impact of gender stereotypes on the emergency response : did potential gender stereotypes, held by aid workers, impact the effectiveness of the emergency relief delivered in the aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake?
Author Crawford, Emma
Publisher Oxford Brookes University (2013)
Abstract This research explores the notion that aid programs may inadvertently be influenced by gender stereotypes, which can have repercussions for affected populations post disaster. Stereotypes are present in all societies and can be consciously or subconsciously believed by a variety of people, including humanitarian aid workers. Through key informant interviews and desk-based research, this study examines emergency food distributions as well as support and protection mechanisms for rape and sexual abuse through the case study of the 2010 Haitian earthquake. Possible stereotypes held by aid workers are presented within these aid programs and the potential impacts created are analyzed. The dissertation concludes that in the practical application of aid, the concept of gender needs to be applied critically to ensure that the humanitarian sector acknowledges and recognizes the impact gender stereotypes may inadvertently have on relief programs.
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Subject: Gender
Earthquakes
Disaster assistance
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10590/3028
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