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Natural hazards, disasters, and violence against women and girls: a global mixed-methods systematic review
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Natural hazards, disasters, and violence against women and girls: a global mixed-methods systematic review
This review discusses how disasters disproportionately impact women and girls, with some evidence suggesting that violence against women and girls increases in disaster settings. Suggested risk factors for post-disaster violence against women and girls (VAWG) include increased life stressors, failure of law enforcement, exposure to high-risk environments, exacerbation of existing gender inequalities, and unequal social norms.

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