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A Reflection on Gender Mainstreaming in Disaster Risk Reduction

Zhou, Liang LU (2012) SIMV29 20121
Graduate School
Abstract
This thesis attempts to reflect on the current disaster risk reduction policy from a gender perspective, with the example of Hyogo Framework for Action which is the current international framework basis for the disaster risk reduction work. By linking it with the upstream, theoretical discussions in academia, and the downstream, the reports from the member states in terms of implementation, the analysis attempts to find out if the policy is designed in line with the theory, and is reflecting the need in the reality. Through looking at how gender mainstreaming has been described in policy documents and monitor templates under the Hyogo Framework for Action over time, and how women empowerment, men engagement and vulnerability by gender as... (More)
This thesis attempts to reflect on the current disaster risk reduction policy from a gender perspective, with the example of Hyogo Framework for Action which is the current international framework basis for the disaster risk reduction work. By linking it with the upstream, theoretical discussions in academia, and the downstream, the reports from the member states in terms of implementation, the analysis attempts to find out if the policy is designed in line with the theory, and is reflecting the need in the reality. Through looking at how gender mainstreaming has been described in policy documents and monitor templates under the Hyogo Framework for Action over time, and how women empowerment, men engagement and vulnerability by gender as key theoretical concepts are addressed in the policy documents, monitor templates as well as national reports by member states, the thesis argues that the current gender policy in disaster risk reduction is lack of consideration on men engagement and contextualized gender relations. (Less)
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author
Zhou, Liang LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV29 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
gender mainstreaming, disaster risk reduction, men engagement, women empowerment, vulnerability by gender
language
English
id
2701898
date added to LUP
2012-06-14 16:19:00
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2012-06-14 16:19:00
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  abstract     = {This thesis attempts to reflect on the current disaster risk reduction policy from a gender perspective, with the example of Hyogo Framework for Action which is the current international framework basis for the disaster risk reduction work. By linking it with the upstream, theoretical discussions in academia, and the downstream, the reports from the member states in terms of implementation, the analysis attempts to find out if the policy is designed in line with the theory, and is reflecting the need in the reality. Through looking at how gender mainstreaming has been described in policy documents and monitor templates under the Hyogo Framework for Action over time, and how women empowerment, men engagement and vulnerability by gender as key theoretical concepts are addressed in the policy documents, monitor templates as well as national reports by member states, the thesis argues that the current gender policy in disaster risk reduction is lack of consideration on men engagement and contextualized gender relations.},
  author       = {Zhou, Liang},
  keyword      = {gender mainstreaming,disaster risk reduction,men engagement,women empowerment,vulnerability by gender},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Reflection on Gender Mainstreaming in Disaster Risk Reduction},
  year         = {2012},
}