Opinion | The role of gender in reconstruction efforts4 min read . Updated: 17 Sep 2018, 11:37 PM IST
Gender-blind reconstruction that reinforces inequality is not reconstruction; it is a second disaster
The terrible news from Kerala and Kodagu district has galvanized relief efforts, online and offline. The receding waters have revealed great devastation and reconstruction must commence almost on a blank page. What will we write on that page? Every disaster presents an opportunity to rewrite the kind of development we choose and also social and gender relations. Sadly, disasters remain mostly missed opportunities.
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