"Women and children first". Introducing a gender strategy into disaster preparedness.

@article{Meyers1994WomenAC,
  title={"Women and children first". Introducing a gender strategy into disaster preparedness.},
  author={Michael Meyers},
  journal={Focus on gender},
  year={1994},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={14-6}
}
Women have been included in development strategies, but women's issues and women's involvement have been missing from centrally planned government programs of disaster relief. The axiom of putting women and children first has been lost in the maelstrom of immediate need planning without consideration of consequences. The UN developed a training manual and seminars for disaster management. Included in one of the UN manuals are directives that emphasized priorities for nine main components of… CONTINUE READING