Gender Equality Bulletin Special Issue - One Month on | 25 may 2015

Inter-cluster Gender Task Force in Response to the Nepal Earthquakes

While disasters do not discriminate, women, men, girls and boys experience their impacts differently. In Nepal, women, in particular single women, female-headed households, women with disabilities and older women, are reporting discrimination in access to relief and information. Men are experiencing higher levels of stress due to their inability to fulfill their traditional gender role as family providers, leading to a reported increase in substance abuse and other risky behaviours.

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Geographic coverage: Nepal
Resource type(s): Policy papers
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Publishing entity/ies: UN