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GWA activities and products related to Climate Change, Disasters and Emergencies
FileBangladesh: Gender Mainstreaming Processes in Community-based Flood Risk Management
Case study from the Resource guide on gender and IWRM on gender and water related disasters.
Cartoon booklets on gender and water (2009)
Together with the famous Brazilian artist Ziraldo Alves Pinto, GWA has developed four booklets about gender and water, specifically targeted at school children and illiterate people.
Cartoon booklets on gender and water speak to people all over the world
Source Bulletin May 2009
FileCase study on Gender and Empowerment through Wash
It is often assumed that participation and representation of women in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) committees will lead to their empowerment. Therefore, in order to get a better insight into “How” participation in the WASH committees can lead to empowerment of women, Simavi and the Gender and Water Alliance, through the Gender and Water Programme Bangladesh, decided to do a study to get a better insight on “If”, “How” and “Why” women’s empowerment has taken place as a result of participation in the WASH committee or other WASH interventions.
FileClimate Change and Gender
This GWA factsheet illustrates the gender aspects of climate change and can be useful in a ToT on gender and climate change.
FileGender and Water Poverty: Salinity in Rampal and Saronkhola, Bagerhat
The NGO Voice of South Bangladesh conducted a study in two unions of Bagerhat district, in the Coastal Belt, where salinity is increasing as a result of various factors, amongst them: climate change and global warming resulting in sea water rise, and the large dam in India that withholds the water in the dry season and opens the gates in the monsoon. Shrimp cultivation is a third factor. Both poor women and men suffer from the saline water, but women more: they are responsible for water and hygiëne in the household, and for their reproductive duties. So much water everywhere, but drinking water is far away or expensive. In the paper the findings are analysed from an empowerment perspective. Different categories of people are interviewed.
FileGender and Water Poverty: Salinity in Rampal and Saronkhola, Bagerhat
The NGO Voice of South Bangladesh conducted a study in two unions of Bagerhat district, in the Coastal Belt, where salinity is increasing as a result of various factors, amongst them: climate change and global warming resulting in sea water rise, and the large dam in India that withholds the water in the dry season and opens the gates in the monsoon. Shrimp cultivation is a third factor. Both poor women and men suffer from the saline water, but women more: they are responsible for water and hygiëne in the household, and for their reproductive duties. So much water everywhere, but drinking water is far away or expensive. In the paper the findings are analysed from an empowerment perspective. Different categories of people are interviewed.
FileGender, Water and Climate Change (2009)
Climate change is a reality, and poses a serious long term threat to society and to the environment. Water is particularly threatened by climate change. With rising temperatures, changes in runoff patterns and increased water evaporation, climate change will greatly affect the distribution of the world’s water and the timing of flows. Such challenges of climate change are not gender neutral. Women and men have different vulnerability and capacity to adapt to climate impacts due to differing roles, opportunities, and access to resources. This folder gives an overview of key challenges and concludes with recommendations for policy and practice.
GWA contributes to quilt against climate change, 2009
GWA speaks on gender issues at Water Day 2009 in Barcelona
IIAS-DPRI International Forum, September 2007: Coping with Disasters: Global Challenges for the 21st century and Beyond
FileMessage 26 from Dr. Julie Woodfield: cases on emergencies
These are part of a research project called 'Practical guide to mainstreaming gender in water projects - guidelines for engineers and managers'.
FileSummary of case studies used in "Gender in Court"at 3rd World Water Forum
The case studies focus on four key aspects: the beneficiaries: men and women; the implementers at community level: CBOs and NGOs; the institutions and the policies.
FileVoices of SIDR Survivors: Life stories of surviving victims of Cyclone SIDR
This book is a rare compilation of the unheard life stories of some survivors of the deadly Cyclone SIDR that hit Bangladesh in 2007. Using the actual words of the survivors as far as possible, the book attempts to recount the suffering, courage and attempts of poor women and men survivors to improve their situation and get back on their feet after devastating disasters. Despite their resourcefulness and amazing capacity to adapt and survive, women and men such as these survivors of SIDR in coastal Bangladesh are as yet mostly unseen and unheard - reduced to a number in disaster statistics on loss and damage, and not even this sometimes. Through this documentation we hope to bring to the attention of decision makers and the wider public not only the needs and interests of those left behind in the wake of a disaster, but also their capacity and skills - which is better used in relief and rehabilitation efforts, rather than ignored. GWAPB acknowledges Voice of South Bangladesh for enabling this work, and also the Netherlands Embassy for financing this work.
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