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Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post-Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Institute for Women's Policy Research

Author(s): Avis Jones-DeWeever

Funder(s): Soroptimist International of the Americas

Funder(s): Soroptimist International of the Americas

Topic: Environment (Natural disasters)
Social conditions (Social conditions and problems)

Keywords: katrina; women; gulf coast

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This report is the third in a series examining the experiences of women, particularly women of color, in the areas hit by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It involved discussions with 38 survivors of Hurricane Katrina, following up from earlier interviews, as the basis for an analysis of the experiences and concerns of women following that storm and other disasters.