February 2018

Case Study - Gender and climate change research in Bangladesh

Orlanda Siow

One of 14 short case study summaries which were written by Orlanda Siow of UCL. They focus on development programs that aim to be both politically informed and gender aware. See From Silos to Synergy for a synthesis of the lessons that emerge.

This case study focuses on lessons from research by the Oxfam-Monash partnership into the gendered impacts of climate change in Bangladesh. The team collected qualitative and quantitative data from three regions of Bangladesh between 2011 and 2013. The research found that the effects of climate change result in significant gendered differences in food and water security, livelihood strategies, education access, health, child marriage and violence. For example, violence against women has increased as a direct result of climate disasters.

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Case Study - Gender and climate change research in Bangladesh

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