Chapter 17. Women and Disasters

  1. Prabha S. Chandra1,
  2. Helen Herrman2,3,
  3. Jane Fisher4,5,
  4. Marianne Kastrup6,
  5. Unaiza Niaz7,8,
  6. Marta B. Rondón9 and
  7. Ahmed Okasha10
  1. Unaiza Niaz7,8

Published Online: 18 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch17

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

How to Cite

Niaz, U. (2009) Women and Disasters, in Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society (eds P. S. Chandra, H. Herrman, J. Fisher, M. Kastrup, U. Niaz, M. B. Rondón and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

  2. 2

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 3

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  5. 5

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Women's Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  6. 6

    Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychiatric Department, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7. 7

    The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

  8. 8

    The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

  9. 9

    Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

  10. 10

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 7

    The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

  2. 8

    The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470754115

Online ISBN: 9780470746738

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Keywords:

  • women and disasters;
  • vulnerabilities in women enhancing miseries in crises situations;
  • world's refugees and internally displaced persons - women and children;
  • wars and women's mental health;
  • sexual exploitation of women;
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save the Children;
  • plight of women in Iraq and Afghanistan;
  • militant violence rampant in Jammu and Kashmir;
  • Algerian war - 2200 mujahidat (women combatants) arrested and tortured;
  • widows of war and psycho-social outcomes of war

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Wars and women's mental health

  • Natural disasters and women