Upscaling Disaster Resilience in Southeast Asia - Engaging Women Through the WPS Agenda
Nair, Tamara | March 2018
The Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN)’s move towards an integrated and people-centered community presents an opportune moment for relooking issues surrounding women and their role in this envisioned integration. One key area where this integration can take place is in ASEAN’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief policies. A deeper acknowledgment of the gendered nature of disaster response in existing arrangements will help in planning strategic and more effective measures to create a disaster resilient region. A key conceptual tool that can be used in this is the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325). Its transformative appeal can be harnessed to address perceived gaps, vis-à-vis women’s participation, in decision-making and planning strategies. It is hoped that through this initiative, overall community resilience will be enhanced. In addition, the incorporation of the fundamental pillars of UNSCR 1325 can produce more sustainable rehabilitation and recovery strategies for communities.
CitationNair, Tamara. 2018. Upscaling Disaster Resilience in Southeast Asia - Engaging Women Through the WPS Agenda. © S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/8154.
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