Gender and land tenure in the context of disaster.

Author:

Veena, N. and Kusakabe, K.,

Editor:

Date:

2015

Region:

Asia

Theme:

Gender, Work & Livelihoods

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Veena, N. and Kusakabe, K., (2015). Gender and land tenure in the context of disaster. In Gender and land tenure in the context of disaster in Asia (pp. 1-14). Springer, Cham. 

This book explores an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of gender and development studies, disaster and land tenure policy. Using case studies from Asia, this book argues that land tenure is a key factor in mitigating the impact of disasters on women. Unsustainable farming and land management systems have increased environmental risks and social vulnerabilities. However, around the world the costs of disasters are disproportionately borne by women, due largely to their reduced mobility and lack of control over assets. In post-disaster settings, women’s vulnerabilities increase due to gendered rescue and rehabilitation practices. As such, a gendered approach to land rights is critical to disaster preparedness and recovery.