The following report explores the disproportionate vulnerability of women in disaster situations and offers recommendations for changing the effects of disasters on women's lives.
 
Caught in the Storm

This document follows on a 2006 Expert Consultation on Ethical, Safety and Methodological Issues in Researching, Monitoring and Documenting Sexual Violence in Emergencies. The document addresses the unique set of challenges when collecting and using information about sexual violence and provides much needed guidance in the area of ethical and safety guidelines specific to collection of information about sexual violence in emergencies.
WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies

Recollections of a Hurricane, Consent and the Court of Pubilc Opinion, CSA in the Bearing Straits and more . . .

A través de esta guía, escrita por Alisa Klein, el lector podrá obtener información importante sobre la violencia sexual y los desastres. Con esta información, cualquier comunidad podrá comprender mejor la conexión entre ambos fenómenos y preparar mejores respuestas para casos de desastre. La guía ofrece una variedad de recomendaciones, desde sugerir pequeños cambios hasta desarrollar planes integrales, hacer preparativos y coordinar un cambio de políticas de gran alcance. Está ordenada según las fases de un desastre, codificadas por color y, en cada una de ellas, se destaca una multitud de aspectos que se deben considerar. Las hojas de trabajo denominadas “Fase Inicial”, al final de la obra, fueron diseñadas con el fin de facilitar el proceso de planificación para un desastre. (Este es un documento extenso y podría demorar algún tiempo para cargar.) En inglés.

This guide, written by Alisa Klein, offers readers important information about sexual violence and disasters that will help communities to understand the connection and develop better disaster responses. It presents a range of recommendations from suggesting small changes to developing comprehensive plans, making preparations, and coordinating far-reaching policy change. The guide is arranged according to phases of a disaster, and the color-coded phases offer a multitude of things to consider. The ‘Getting Started’ work sheets in the back have been designed to facilitate the process of disaster planning.  (This is a large document and may take time to load.) Also available for download in Spanish.

In the weeks immediately following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a group of professionals from the fields of rape victim advocacy, law enforcement, emergency medicine, and prosecution began work on developing an anonymous database to measure the extent of sexual violence committed in the aftermath of these hurricanes. This preliminary report is based on the first six months of data collection.

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