Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

Strengthening Gender Instrument and Women’s Agency: a Study of Disaster Risks in Indonesia, Philippine, and South Korea

Dian Lestariningsih


UNDP 2004 has reported that 75% of the world inhabit a high-risk disaster-prone area. Oxfam 2005 has narrated that during the tsunami attacking Indonesia and other countries, 77% casualties were women and girls. This facts shall strengthen the understanding of international gender instrument that support those who are vulnerable during disaster. Indonesia has impotant task to work and cooperate among multistakeholders such as government, communities, CSOs, NGOs, mass medias, etc to reduce disaster-risks. Indonesia should also pay more attention to promote women’s agency in reducing disaster-risks.


gender instrument; disaster; women; agency

Full Text:



Adger, WN, Social capital, collective action and adapatation to climate change. Economic Geography 79 (4), 2013.

Besmanos Beverly F. Women Bridging the Role of the Private Sector and the Government for Disaster Preparedness in a Mining Community, WISH, 2014.

Briceno, Salvano, Gender Mainstreaming in Disaster Reduction, panel presentation, UNISDR, 2002.

Ciampi Maria Caterina, Lasap lou, Mukand Dyvia, Turvil Edward; Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction: A training Pack, Oxfam, 2011.

Fatimah Dati, Menolak Pasrah: Gender, Keagenan dan Kelompok Rentan Dalam Bencana, Aksara, 2012.

Guha-Sapir D, Hoyois Ph., Below. R. Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2012: The Numbers and Trends. Brussels: CRED; 2013.

Morrow, BH, Community Resilience: a Social Justice Perspective, CARRI Research Report 4, Florida International University, 2008.

McAslan Alastair, Commuity Resilience: Understanding the concept and its Application, Torrens Resilience Institute, 2011.

Katie Peters, David Keen and Tom Mitchell, When Disasters and Conflicts Collide: improving links between disaster resilience and conflict prevention, ODI, Feb 2013.

Mitchel T & Harris K., Resilience: A Risk Management Approach, 2012 at http://www.odi.

Oxfam, Building Resilience in Eastern Indonesia report, not published, 2011.

UNISDR, Gender Perspectives : Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into Climate Change Adaptation, ISDR, 2008.

United Nations University, Comparative Glossary for Core Terms of Disaster reduction, 2007.

Virtual Sources:

UNISDR (2009), Terminology of disaster risk reduction at

inform/publications/7817 diakses pada 10 Maret 2015., diakses 11 Maret 2015., diakses pada 19 Maret., diakses pada 19 Maret 2015., diakses 11 Maret


  • There are currently no refbacks.