Role of Gender in Forest and Land Fire Mitigation in the City of Palangkaraya


  • Sari Marlina
  • Bambang Supriyono Lautt
  • Aswin Usup
  • Revi Sunaryati


gender, forest and land fires, mitigation, women


The minimal involvement of women in preventing forest and land fire resulted in women being the most affected by the disaster. The impact of the forest and land fire has caused a thick haze that disrupted social, economic and public health activities, including the women’s health. The main objective of this research is to examine aspect of gender roles in the forest an land fire mitigation, so that they can prepare themselves and their families to face forest and land fires. The research analysis was conducted descriptively by combining social, economic data and literature studies. Based on the result of the research, it showed that gender in Palangka Raya city has participated to work out of the house all day to meet the needs of their household. This condition makes women very vulnerable to the effect of forest and land fires. In addition, poverty and lack of knowledge on disaster mitigation greatly influence this condition. The role and participation of women in dealing with forest and land fires is very much needed, and the involvement of the government and related institutions is needed as mitigation and prevention efforts. Collaboration between government agencies and involvement of women in forest and land fires mitigation is expected to minimize the risk of exposing women and their families to adverse effect caused after the fires.


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2021-09-23 — Updated on 2021-09-23


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Sari Marlina, Bambang Supriyono Lautt, Aswin Usup, & Revi Sunaryati. (2021). Role of Gender in Forest and Land Fire Mitigation in the City of Palangkaraya. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 18(10), 1563-1569. Retrieved from