Advancing gender equality in environmental migration and disaster displacement in the Caribbean
MetadataShow full item record
Disaster displacement and environmental migration are among the most serious humanitarian challenges facing the Caribbean. As a subregion of small island developing States (SIDS) which are vulnerable and prone to extreme weather events and the impacts of climate change, the Caribbean is constantly faced with population displacement resulting from these events. Individuals experience these migration processes uniquely on account of their gender-specific inequalities, vulnerabilities, and access to resources and opportunities. It is critical to understand how the consequences of environmental migration and disaster displacement are gendered in order to address and prevent harm and to protect the rights of women and girls and people of all genders who experience intersecting forms of discrimination.
Introduction .-- I. Approaching the gender dimensions in disaster displacement and environmental migration .-- II. Case studies. A. Methodology for the case studies. B. The gendered impacts of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. C. The gendered impacts of Tropical Storm Erika and Hurricane Maria in Dominica. D. The Nexus of Environmental Migration, Urbanization and gender in Jamaica. E. Women’s leadership and gender-responsive planning for evacuation and environmental migration in Cuba .-- III. Findings and recommendations.
SerieStudies and Perspectives Series – The Caribbean No. 98
ECLAC SubtopicsDISASTERS ; ENVIRONMENT ; GENDER EQUALITY ; MIGRATION ; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
United Nations SubtopicsNATURAL DISASTERS ; DISPLACED PERSONS ; MIGRATION ; WOMEN ; WOMEN'S RIGHTS ; GENDER EQUALITY ; CASE STUDIES ; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Country / RegionCARIBBEAN REGION