|Disaster Management Ethics - Trainer's Guide - 1st Edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 104 p.)|
|TOPIC 2: Providing humanitarian assistance to displaced populations and refugees|
Addressing the needs of women
Read the three statements and encourage discussion of the ethical aspects of the issues. Ask participants to identify strategies which would more effectively address the needs of women, develop and utilize their knowledge and skills. List the responses on a flip chart.
See strategies suggested by Ken Wilson in the module.
· Women are usually at greater risk from physical and sexual abuse during war and flight, and when living under assistance programs.
· Assistance policies usually do not prioritize women's welfare relative to that of men.
· Agencies and relief officials often lack gender awareness or a commitment to address women's needs.