Various climate change-related events such as heatwaves, cold waves, flood, drought, sea-level rise (SLR), salinity intrusion and cyclones have both direct and indirect adverse impacts on human beings. This paper is primarily based on a study conducted to explore gender vulnerability at the community level due to water-related natural hazards (flood, drought and salinity
intrusion) and possible coping mechanisms. Both secondary and primary data have been used and analysed to identify vulnerability. The study indicates that the extreme events (e.g. flood, drought and salinity intrusion) have adverse impacts which are different for different population groups. In reality, women are affected more severely: their role is quite negligible in decision making, and participation in training related to climate change issues are also insignificant. This implies that the effects of climate change-
related events on women are quite conspicuous compared with other population groups.
Abstract This study on Bangladesh was undertaken to analyze the gender dimensions of climate change and the role of institutions in reducing gender gaps. The study was carried out in 20 sites covering 600 households, from March 2010 to May 2011, using both qualitative and quantitative instruments. This note is organized into five sections. The.. Read More