The 2012 FIJI floods: gender sensitivity in disaster management
UN Women
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters

A qualitative review of gender and protection issues in disaster response.

The severity of the two floods in Fiji in 2012 took the country by surprise and highlighted the gender and protection, preparedness and response gaps at different levels. Evidence emerged from brief field visits by UN agencies that gender, and protection concerns had not been adequately addressed, nor was there enough awareness on prevention and response measures for GBV. The UN Gender Group took the opportunity to gather data to support advocacy and training for more effective preparedness and response activities from a gender and protection perspective. UN Women and UNFPA collaborated with UN OCHA to conduct a post-flood review and analysis of gender and GBV issues from the perspective of flood-prone and flood-affected communities.