The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is advancing the development of policy research to support advocacy and action for enhanced response to and prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) in disasters. To further this objective, the IFRC commissioned a global study on GBV in disasters in 2015, including nine case studies across the Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean and Europe regions. Ranked as one of the ‘most at risk countries, Myanmar was chosen as a case study. Prone to cyclones, earthquakes, and drought, it is estimated that 2.6 million people in Myanmar were affected by cyclones; 500,000 affected by floods; and 20,000 affected by earthquakes in the decade between 2002 and 2012.
Publication date: 30/05/2017
Document status: Final