Dangerous liaisons: women, men and Hurricane Mitch.

Bradshaw, Sarah (2001) Dangerous liaisons: women, men and Hurricane Mitch. Fundacion Puntos de Encuentro, Managua, Nicaragua. ISBN 9992401281

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Abstract

The study considered how men and women's roles changed post-Mitch and how the hurricane and the reconstruction process that followed affected gender relations. The study explores how the disaster has influenced women's perceptions of their own value within the household and the extent to which this translates into a stronger decision making voice. It highlights that women's perceptions of change may differ from those of their male partner. The study also considered reconstruction projects concluding that while many claim to be gendered the majority do little more than target women as suppliers of goods and services to others, doing little to improve the welfare of the women themselves. It also demonstrates how reconstruction projects can cause conflicts not only within communities but also within households, between women and their male partners.

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English/Spanish bilingual publication.

Research Areas:Science & Technology > Environmental Science
ID Code:3967
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Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 07:01
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