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By Kyoko Kusakabe, Rajendra Shrestha, Veena N.

ISBN-10: 3319166158

ISBN-13: 9783319166155

ISBN-10: 3319166166

ISBN-13: 9783319166162

This booklet explores an interdisciplinary box on the intersection of gender and improvement reviews, catastrophe and land tenure coverage. it really is renowned that ladies as a rule have weaker claims to land. yet how does that translate to elevated vulnerability in the course of catastrophe? utilizing case experiences from Asia, this ebook argues that land tenure is a key think about mitigating the effect of failures on ladies. the dimensions and frequency of mess ups were expanding in fresh many years as a result of human impression at the panorama and weather. Unsustainable farming and land administration structures have elevated environmental dangers and social vulnerabilities. in spite of the fact that, world wide the prices of mess ups are disproportionately borne by means of girls, due mostly to their lowered mobility and absence of keep an eye on over resources. In post-disaster settings, women’s vulnerabilities bring up as a result of gendered rescue and rehabilitation practices. As such, a gendered method of land rights is important to catastrophe preparedness and recovery.

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So I said I would like to move. I was also in constant fear for the children’s safety. After about a year, we moved to the new location. Travelling to his job is now very difficult for him but I think he enjoys living in his own place. This case illustrates that vulnerability cannot be examined merely in the context of natural hazards; it must be linked to social, cultural, economic, political, institutional, physical, and environmental factors (Herath 2003). 6 However, there is no evidence, quantitative or qualitative, regarding gendered land ownership in case of disaster-related resettlement.

K. Herath families who were considering moving out of the disaster prone locations. Case studies were conducted to examine various aspects of the vulnerability of women affected by landslide-related displacement: the position of women and their decision-making power within the family and the community; property ownership among women; their access to resources; their responsibilities, obligations and the impact of these on their lives; and the cumulative effect of all this on the capacities, aspirations, and lives of women.

When the officials came to ask us to move I was adamant that I would not leave. The whole village was together in the decision. Some people said that the disaster would not happen. I was a bit sceptical too, but after attending the meetings we were very scared. None of us liked the land suggested by the authorities. We were also not sure if we would get it or not. After a couple of years, landslides became an annual event. We were so scared. I was worried about my children. I never had a happy life.

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