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A gender perspective of climate change and disaster management practices of a cyclone affected coastal community

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dc.contributor.advisor Kabir, Md. Humayun Tabassum, Tahera 2018-01-24T05:22:35Z 2018-01-24T05:22:35Z 2017 2017
dc.identifier.other ID 11268004
dc.description This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master in Disaster Management, 2017. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of Dissertation.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 59-60).
dc.description.abstract Men and women are, of course, not homogenous groups, and their experiences, lifestyles, and geographic and socioeconomic conditions shape their worldviews and proclivities; cognizance of these types of tendencies can be powerful knowledge when innovating solutions. Climate change is a threat that is both globally dispersed and intensely localized. It is a global challenge that burdens all of humanity, but not equally. The world’s poor, the majority of whom are women, are encumbered disproportionately. In 2009, the United Nations Population Fund took a deep look at the relationship between women and climate change in its annual report, concluding that women “are among the most vulnerable to climate change, partly because in many countries, they make up the larger share of the agricultural work force and partly because they tend to have access to fewer income-earning opportunities.” Moreover, the brunt of housework and family-care often falls on women, limiting their ability to quickly adapt to extreme and sudden weather-related disasters — statistically, the report said, natural disasters tend to kill more women than men. The distinct impacts of climate change on men and women are exacerbated in settings that are also affected by violent conflict, political instability, and economic strife. As the world struggles to grapple with rapid onset disasters as well as respond to slower degradation caused by climate change, it is critical to ensure that the plight of women is firmly on the agenda of concerns, and that women – from different backgrounds – are able to lead in negotiations and participate in the design and implementation of programs. Climate change efforts provide an important opportunity to engage women as active agents of resilience building rather than passive recipients of adaptation support. Women are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of extreme events, and this must be addressed when supporting communities’ ability to adapt. Perhaps more importantly, however, climate change provides an opportunity for positive social transformation on gender equity. This research addresses the vital role of Women empowerment for building Climate resilient communities with the help of a case study carried out in a coastal village in Bangladesh en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Tahera Tabassum
dc.format.extent 65 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Purbo-Kaikhali en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Disaster management en_US
dc.subject Cyclone en_US
dc.subject Coastal village en_US
dc.subject Gender discrimination en_US
dc.title A gender perspective of climate change and disaster management practices of a cyclone affected coastal community en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Architecture, BRAC University M. Disaster Management

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