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Gender Dimensions in Disaster Risks Reduction Policy: Insights from Bangladesh

Version 1 : Received: 2 July 2021 / Approved: 5 July 2021 / Online: 5 July 2021 (09:39:48 CEST)

How to cite: Roy, S.; Mallick, B.; Bhattarai, U. Gender Dimensions in Disaster Risks Reduction Policy: Insights from Bangladesh. Preprints 2021, 2021070083 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0083.v1). Roy, S.; Mallick, B.; Bhattarai, U. Gender Dimensions in Disaster Risks Reduction Policy: Insights from Bangladesh. Preprints 2021, 2021070083 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0083.v1).

Abstract

This paper aims to delve into how gender dimensions observed before, during and after a disaster, have been addressed in two internationally recognised frameworks developed for reducing risks of disasters: Hyogo Framework Action (2005-2015) and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). Building on a systematic review, we evaluate 33 scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, including book chapters and websites in areas of gender, disaster risk reduction and vulnerability. This study documents a comparative picture of these two frameworks and shows the practical implications of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) by addressing women’s empowerment in the light of their active participation in disaster risk reduction process. The findings of the study suggest that the frameworks have discussed the reduction of women’s socioeconomic vulnerabilities, as well as encouraged their empowerment. Comparing the two frameworks, it appears in the current study that there has been a significant gap in the existing literature that does not explicitly document comparing and contrasting features of a gender lens in the policy documents.

Subject Areas

Disaster; Vulnerability; Women; Gender; Disaster Risk Reduction; Bangladesh

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