Pakistan Floods 2010 - Importance of Gender in Emergencies (Issue No. 1)

Experience from past natural disasters reveals that important differences between men and women often go unrecognised. In the midst of the urgent humanitarian response, the provision of food, shelter, health, clean drinking water and sanitation facilities receives a lot of emphasis, but failing to address the differentiated needs women, boys and girls can increase disparities between women and men, and further marginalize vulnerable groups