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Ostvar Izadkhah Y. Women and Natural Hazards: Vulnerable in Disasters or Capable of Disaster Management. jorar. 2010; 2 (2)
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Assistant Professor, Risk Management Research Centre, International Inst. of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Tehran, Iran
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Inttoduction: Evidence has shown that various groups of the society can play an important role in disaster management. Therefore, countries undergo less vulnerability that various groups of people participate actively in risk reduction activities directly and also display their capabilities to confront and respond to disasters.
Learning these capabilities require more awareness and preparedness that results in people resilience to disasters. Hence, it should be identified the roles, needs, and attitudes of different groups in the society in order to facilitate the way for risk reduction initiatives, programs and methods development.
In this regard, presence of miscellaneous groups of people especially women is need to cooperate in parallel with men to apply and implement policies and activities related to disasters. In this paper, women vulnerabilities as well as their capability to respond disasters has been taken into consideration respectively. At the end, some suggestions have been offered briefly for making women more capable in risk reduction.

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