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.
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.