rudiatin, endang (2020) WOMEN’S ROLE IN MITIGATION AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT. BASKARA, 3 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2623-0089

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The impact of climate change caused by global warming is currently one of the trending topics in various media and it is an extremely serious threat to human security. Forest fires, floods, landslides and changes in lifestyles to survive natural disasters are the very significant contributing factors to poverty rates in various parts of the world. The London School of Economics and Political Science conducted a study of 141 countries affected by disasters in the 1981-2002 period and found a close link between natural disasters and women's socioeconomic status. Data from the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) states that women have 14 times of risk for becoming victims of disasters compared to adult men. Women become the most victimized because women prioritize children and their families rather than saving themselves. Although women bear more risks to climate change, women can also have the principal opportunity and role in implementing climate change mitigation adaptation, namely by making women actors in disaster mitigation and drivers of change in parallel to their strong responsibilities to their families. By providing adequate knowledge for women about adaptation and mitigation of disasters, the women can turn themselves to be the strategic activists in coping with disasters for communities living in disaster-prone areas

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences > S1 Social Welfare Science / Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial
Depositing User: Dr Endang Rudiatin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 04:42
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 04:42
URI: http://repository.umj.ac.id/id/eprint/6883

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