Gender and Disaster Webinar #2: Post-Disaster Gender Based Violence

Now Available:

A Recording: Webinar #2 Post-Disaster Gender Based Violence.  Note about the recording: The introduction section of the presentation does not show a slide, but there are slides during the presentations.

The transcript for the webinar is now available but does not currently include Shakeb Nabi’s presentation.  Click here for Transcript.



About this Webinar

EPI Global and US Gender Disaster Resilience Alliance are proud to present this Gender Based Violence (GBV) Webinar.

Gender Based Violence (GBV) increases during and after disasters as already fragile structures of law and order break down.   This webinar uses case studies of concrete ideas, suggestions, and practical experiences to frame the discussion about current issues in security, sheltering, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental health care assessments, resilience, among others.


Topic #1: Domestic Gender Based Violence: This presentation is based on Shakeb’s personal experience in three natural disasters in South Asia viz the Gujarat Earthquake in India in 2001, The Indian Ocean Tsunami in India 2004 and the Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh in 2009.



Topic #2 : Sexual Gender Based Violence: Thursday 11th October 2012 is the first ever International Day of the Girl Child, and the global launch of Plan International’s “Because I’m a girl” campaign.  This marks the increasing global recognition of the unique challenges faced by adolescent girls that will only be addressed when we acknowledge the double burden of discrimination that they face in so many parts of the world – of being young and being female.  Never is this clearer than in emergency situations where gender-based violence  that affects all women disproportionately affects adolescent girls and young women.  Various case studies of Plan International’s work – from Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods in 2010, to Niger Sahel food crisis and Cameroon floods in 2012 highlight the issues of sexual violence – rape, and sexual exploitation – and broader issues of gender-based violence such as an increase in early child marriage – and also suggest some practical programming responses to these.


There is a short question and answer period during the last part of the Webinar.

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.

To learn more about the Webinar Series click here.

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