Gendered Vulnerabilities in Diaras – Struggling with Floods in the Gandak River Basin

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Udas, P. B.
Prakash, A.
Goodrich, C. G.

Title

Gendered Vulnerabilities in Diaras – Struggling with Floods in the Gandak River Basin

Year

2018

Journal

Review of women’s studies

Vol (No), pp

53(17), 47

Abstract

People living in diara villages within the embankments of the River Gandak in Bihar face high levels of vulnerability due to frequent flooding and droughts. Using anthropological surveys, gendered vulnerabilities in four diara villages in West Champaran are explored. Such vulnerability, in the context of a changing climate, combines social, political, and economic dimensions: the patriarchal creation of gender norms and biases; unequal access to water, sanitation, credit, and public distribution services; and limited employment opportunities. These elements influence the livelihood options of women and men differently, determining their capability in responding to risks posed by climatic and socio-economic stressors.

Citation

Udas, P. B., Prakash, A., & Goodrich, C. G. (2018). Gendered Vulnerabilities in Diaras – Struggling with Floods in the Gandak River Basin. Review of women’s studies, 53(17), 47. URL : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324889792_REVIEW_OF_WOMEN%27S_STUDIES_Gendered_Vulnerabilities_in_Diaras_Struggling_with_Floods_in_the_Gandak_River_Basin

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