Theme 5 Introduction

About this video

Prof Chang compares different unexpected natural disaster events in Korea from a gender perspective to show that women and  children are more vulnerable and suffer most. Women’s responsibility for childcare represents a critical factor during disaster impact stage. Women’s efforts and cooperation are important to recover from damage and to enhance resilience of society. Education about disaster management can help involve women in leadership in recovery process.

About the presenter

Eun Ha Chang, Ph. D.

Director, Center for International Development and Cooperation Korean Women's Development Institute(KWDI)

Eun Ha Chang is Director at the Center for International Development and Cooperation, KWDI and also adjunct professor at Kyunghee University. Prior to joining KWDI, she was a Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies at Yonsei University. She was also a lecturer at Yonsei and Korea University. Her research interests include gender and development, international humanitarian assistance, women, peace and security(WPS) agenda.

Eun Ha holds a bachelor's degree in French Language and Literature from Yonsei University, a master's degree (MALD) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a doctoral degree from the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University. She was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard-Yenching Institute(2008-2010), and also worked as a communication specialist at McKinsey & Company(1997-1999). Eun Ha won Best Lecturer’s Awards from Korea University in 2012 and Kyunghee University in 2018 and 2019.