This section features reports, papers and fact sheets discussing the intersections of gender, violence and disasters. The resources listed below draw attention to the serious impact of disasters on women and their children, highlighting the disproportionate vulnerability of these groups to domestic and sexual violence during major disasters and crisis situations.
The Gender and Disaster Sourcebook is a one-stop, user-friendly electronic guide to information on gender and disaster.
This report explores the disproportionate vulnerability of women in disaster situations.
Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post-Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast
"This report shares findings garnered from a series of interviews held with a diverse group of women from throughout the Gulf region. In telling their stories, it provides an analysis of women's increased vulnerability during times of natural disasters and lays out policy recommendations that pinpoint how best to address those needs in the wake of this disaster, and in anticipation of the next."
Hurricanes Katrina/Rita and Sexual Violence: Report on Database of Sexual Violence Prevalence and Incidence Related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
This is a preliminary report from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center on the first six months of data collection on sexual violence committed in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
This paper highlights a number of emergency preparedness issues as they relate to violent crime and trauma and offers key recommendations to begin addressing gaps in victim services provision.
This fact sheet reviews currently available data on violence and disasters.
Adapted from the Power and Control Wheel by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (Duluth, MN), this graphic depicts common tactics used by abusers to exert power and control over their partners in the aftermath of a disaster.