Achieving gender equality in diasaster management : a case study of integrating women into community groups in Indonesia
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Citation:Carvalho, A. (2017). Achieving Gender Equality in Disaster Management: a case study of the integration of women into community groups in Indonesia, Whanake: the Pacific Journal of Community Development, 3(2), 31–41. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4025
The recent international commitment to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) continues to recognise the need for the international development community to focus on achieving gender equality on a local and global scale. The SDGs invite the academic community to once again ask themselves about the practices that are currently in place in order to best provide equal opportunities for men and women. It is apparent that, currently, men continue to be privileged over women. However, the growing acknowledgment that gender equality is key to achieving other developmental goals provides a great platform to improve the current policies and practices used around the world. This paper will focus on the role that women can play in management of a disaster. With a case study in Indonesia, a country very prone to natural disasters, this paper explores how involving women in decision-making roles leads to an increase in overall community resilience in the face of future disasters. Furthermore, this paper will conclude that there is a great need for communities to recognise the invaluable role that women can play in building community sustainability during disaster preparation and response.
Keywords:Indonesia, disaster management, community development, gender inequality, women, Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Mandiri (PNPM) (Indonesia), resilience
ANZSRC Field of Research:120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified, 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
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