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"Women's Experience and Cyclone Disasters in Bangledesh: Dimensions of Vulnerability"

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
environment, international
Sponsor
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program and CEE Societal Risk Management Program
Location
1311 Yeh Student Center, 205 N. Mathews, Urbana
Date
Feb 19, 2018   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Nadira Sultana
Cost
Free and open to the public
Contact
Anita Kaiser
E-Mail
arkaiser@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6221
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Originating Calendar
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)

Abstract:

Evidence shows that women in Bangladesh suffer significantly more than their male counterparts during cyclones which are consistent feature of life in the coastal areas of this country. This project looks at the many ways women are vulnerable which leads to their increased suffering. Five dimensions of vulnerability are examined. The empirical evidence, that this project relies on, supports the finding that the three key dimensions of vulnerability are economic, socio-cultural, and organizational. Policy makers must take these factors into consideration if they are to respond to these issues in a truly equitable fashion.

Bio sketch


NadiraSultana worked at a number of public sector agencies in Bangladesh. She has research interests in the fields of gender, policy and disaster risk management. Her qualifications include a BSS, a MSS and a M Phil from the University of Dhaka, and Master of Policy and Administration from Flinders University of South Australia.

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