Intersectional approaches to vulnerability reduction and resilience-building

Author:

Chaplin, D., Twigg, J. and Lovell, E.,

Editor:

Second

Date:

2019

Region:

[unspecified]

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Intersectionality

Language:

English

Publisher:

ODI

Full Harvard Reference:

Chaplin, D., Twigg, J. and Lovell, E., (2019). Intersectional approaches to vulnerability reduction and resilience-building. Resilience Intel, 12, pp.1-35.

This scoping paper explores intersectional approaches to resilience-building and vulnerability reduction. Attention to factors such as gender, age, (dis)ability or ethnicity, that shape individual identities and therefore influence people’s different experiences of risks and disasters, help inform more relevant policies and programmes. The paper argues that there is no single approach or defined set of methods for seeking intersectional understandings of vulnerability and resilience, particularly with relation to climate change and natural hazards. The paper concludes with recommendations for policy and practice and calls for more research on intersectional approaches, in particular qualitative and contextual research to fully understand how inequalities intersect in different contexts.