Reconstructing roles and relations: women's participation in reconstruction in post-Mitch Nicaragua

Bradshaw, Sarah (2001) Reconstructing roles and relations: women's participation in reconstruction in post-Mitch Nicaragua. Gender & Development, 9 (3). pp. 79-87. ISSN 1355-2074

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Abstract

Hurricane Mitch, which took place in October 1998, affected millions of people in Central America, in Honduras and Nicaragua in particular. In Nicaragua, following the hurricane, many civil society organisations mobilised to participate in reconstruction, and to present alternatives to the government's reconstruction plans. The newly-formed Civil Co-ordinator for Emergency and Reconstruction (CCER), a coalition of NGOs, undertook a large-scale social audit of the reconstruction process. This article presents the results of the audit alongside more in-depth research to provide a gendered analysis of the reconstruction. It focuses on the roles of women in reconstruction, their participation and leadership in reconstruction projects and in individual household responses, and questions whether reconstruction projects have had any impact on transforming gender relations in post-hurricane communities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been reprinted in 'Gender, development, and humanitarian work' edited by Caroline Sweetman, Oxfam, 2001, ISBN - 0855984570.
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 3963
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2010 05:23
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:17
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/3963

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