Gender and Disaster Webinar #3: Disasters & Women’s Health and Hygiene


To hear this webinar and view the PowerPoint presentations click: Webinar #4

To read the trancript, click here.


About this Webinar

The Webinar addresses two facets of this topic:

1.  Emergency Healthcare: This presentation includes women’s heightened risks and differing clinical manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder and pain presentation; “pregnancy status” triage screening; as well gender-sensitive supplies and services (such as private breastfeeding and OB/GYN exam areas, birth control, and prenatal nutrition advocacy). The exacerbation of female pre-event (chronic) health issues in post-disaster settings.

  • Speaker: Roxane Richter - U. Witwatersrand; President of World Missions Possible.  Click here for bio.


2.  Hygiene Issues in Disaster Events:  Drawing from case examples and field experiences following disasters, this presentation introduces the issue of gendered sanitation, hygiene and menstruation management. While there has been a more recent emphasis with respect to gender mainstreaming, water and sanitation – little exists regarding specific strategies for addressing needs regarding menstruation and implementing solutions that provide for long-term sustainability of meeting these needs in a post-disaster and rebuilding context. Angela will discuss how to prepare for and respond to the needs of women’s hygiene issues in disaster events  including post-disaster hygiene kit distribution and local cottage industry sanitary pad production.

  • Speaker: Angela Devlen - President, Mahila Partnership and  Managing Partner, Wakefield Brunswick.  Click here for bio.


This series is brought to you through the Gender and Disaster Resilience Alliance and EPI Global. Both organizations are committed to building awareness about the importance of gender impact on disasters.

****For more information about the Webinar Series, including recordings and transcripts of previous webinars click here.

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