Gender and Vulnerable Populations

FEMA Preparing People with Disabilities Publication
This preparedness booklet, Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a supplement to FEMA's Are You Ready program.
The National Organization on Disability's Emergency Preparedness Initiative has released this "virtual binder" of materials related to the National Capital Region Conference on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities.

Gender and Disaster Sourcebook
The Gender and Disaster Sourcebook is an electronic compilation of international resources on policy, practice, and research designed to address gender concerns in disaster risk reduction. Developed by an international writing team, the sourcebook was supported by the Public Entity Risk Institute and the Pacific Disaster Center of the East-West Center. The sourcebook is available on the Gender and Disaster Network Web site at Readers are invited to submit additional resources from their region and sector as they become available.
This site describes the Nobody Left Behind project, a three-year study by researchers at the University of Kansas on how 30 U.S. counties and cities identified and planned for people with mobility impairments during disasters.

Women’s Participation in Disaster Relief and Recovery
This publication features detailed case studies from three earthquake-stricken areas in India and Turkey that exemplify how low-income women who have lost everything can form groups and become active participants in the relief and recovery process. It discusses how women became involved in housing, created businesses, mobilized funds, and provided crucial community services. It also examines the roles that nongovernmental organizations and government policy and procedures play in facilitating (or impeding) women’s involvement. Available free online from the Population Council.