Gendering the Resilience to Disasters and Crises

  • SDG1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • SDG3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • SDG5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • SDG8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • SDG10 Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • SDG11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • SDG12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Mari Osawa
Institute of Social Science
We conduct comparative gender analysis of resilience to disasters and crises, with a particular focus on Japan. Similarities and differences with Germany are of particular interest, and references to Southern and Northern European countries are made as well. Relations between aspects of social exclusion and inclusion, financial and economic crises or disaster risks are taken into consideration to clarify total effects of governance on livelihood security systems.
The 28th ISS Symposium on “Keep Gendering the Knowledge Economy” held on 13 November, 2016
The Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo
Poverty rates and social trust in the mid-2000s
Created from OECD.Statistics and ISSP, citizenship 2004, Q43

Research collaborators

- Institute of Gender Studies at Ochanomizu University
- Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (presided by Domoto, Akiko)
- Karen Ann Shire (Professor of the University of Duisburg-Essen, and Specially Appointed Professor of Ochanomizu University)
- Margarita Estevez-Abe, Associate Professor of Syracuse University

Related publications

- Institute of Social Science, Osawa, M. and Sato, I (eds.) (2016) Reconsidering Governance I, II, University of Tokyo Press (in Japanese).
- Osawa, Mari (2011) Social Security in Contemporary Japan, A comparative analysis, London and New York: Routledge/University of Tokyo Series, 222p.


  • Mari Osawa
  • Email: osawa[at]
Access Map
Kashiwa Campus
Hongo Campus
Komaba Campus