Women after the Tsunami: Impact, Empowerment and Changes in Post-disaster Situations of Sri Lanka and Aceh, Indonesia
December 26, 2004 will always be remembered by communities in the Indian Ocean region when the tsunami tidal wave swept away the coastal areas of several countries in the region. Among others, Aceh—one of the provinces of Indonesia—and Sri Lanka had the most tragic devastation and had a major death toll. Indeed, the disaster changed several aspects of people’s lives and their livelihood activities. This study focuses on how the disaster and post-disaster recovery and development affected women’s lives. It examines the situation of women in the post-disaster situation in Ache and Sri Lanka and how they gained resilience and rebuilt their lives. It also looks at how development intervention programs affected the societies, particularly women.
Asian Journal of Women’s Studies 21(2):192-210, 2015. (not open access)