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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163951
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Meeting the Needs of Post-Tsunami Women Survivors in Rural Aceh
Author(s):
Ha-Redeye, Omar
Author Details:
Omar Ha-Redeye, AAS, BHA, CNMT, PGCert, RT(N)(ARRRT), J.D. Candidate, Ontario, Canada, email: omar@lawiscool.com
Abstract:
Purpose: To devise a better means of providing aid to post-tsunami women survivors in rural Aceh. Background: The approach taken by various governments and agencies in response to the Dec. 25, 2004 tsunami varied greatly in Aceh. Most did not employ principles of placing the needs of female survivors as a central focus. Banda Aceh was the primary destination for aid, and the rural areas and women inhabitants of these areas were largely ignored. Design and Data Analysis: By matching the culture and religion of the population, communication and performance was enhanced. Traditional routes of patriarchal authority were engaged and challenged to meet the needs of women under their care. Interventions that considered the preferences and outlooks of the local population were better received better by both recipients and stakeholders. Medical teams were integrated into the IDP camp and were considered as part of the community. Rural women survivors were themselves able to identify their needs and allow outsiders to assist them in achieving these goals. The needs of the female population were at times specific and distinct from the general survivor population. Concrete strategies were implemented and specific programs were presented to meet these needs. Minimal control was administered in these programs to allow a self-directed application. Significance: The appropriateness of western-style interventions should also be questioned. Some approaches were inappropriate, while others were even considered offensive. Interventions unsuitable to the area met considerable resistance and even had potential for volatile adverse reactions from the community. Implementations of faith-based psychosocial programs traditionally used in the Acehnese culture were preferred by clients due to familiarity and a higher level of confidence in outcomes. Rights of women in the post-recovery period were often neglected by central governmental policies by citing political sensitivities. These violations are a concern for the entire international community under the Vienna Conference on Human Rights. Implementation of the Sphere minimum standards in the future will prevent such violations from occurring.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeeting the Needs of Post-Tsunami Women Survivors in Rural Acehen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHa-Redeye, Omaren_US
dc.author.detailsOmar Ha-Redeye, AAS, BHA, CNMT, PGCert, RT(N)(ARRRT), J.D. Candidate, Ontario, Canada, email: omar@lawiscool.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163951-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To devise a better means of providing aid to post-tsunami women survivors in rural Aceh. Background: The approach taken by various governments and agencies in response to the Dec. 25, 2004 tsunami varied greatly in Aceh. Most did not employ principles of placing the needs of female survivors as a central focus. Banda Aceh was the primary destination for aid, and the rural areas and women inhabitants of these areas were largely ignored. Design and Data Analysis: By matching the culture and religion of the population, communication and performance was enhanced. Traditional routes of patriarchal authority were engaged and challenged to meet the needs of women under their care. Interventions that considered the preferences and outlooks of the local population were better received better by both recipients and stakeholders. Medical teams were integrated into the IDP camp and were considered as part of the community. Rural women survivors were themselves able to identify their needs and allow outsiders to assist them in achieving these goals. The needs of the female population were at times specific and distinct from the general survivor population. Concrete strategies were implemented and specific programs were presented to meet these needs. Minimal control was administered in these programs to allow a self-directed application. Significance: The appropriateness of western-style interventions should also be questioned. Some approaches were inappropriate, while others were even considered offensive. Interventions unsuitable to the area met considerable resistance and even had potential for volatile adverse reactions from the community. Implementations of faith-based psychosocial programs traditionally used in the Acehnese culture were preferred by clients due to familiarity and a higher level of confidence in outcomes. Rights of women in the post-recovery period were often neglected by central governmental policies by citing political sensitivities. These violations are a concern for the entire international community under the Vienna Conference on Human Rights. Implementation of the Sphere minimum standards in the future will prevent such violations from occurring.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:28Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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