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Gender and Land Tenure in the Context of Disaster in Asia

  • Kyoko Kusakabe
  • Rajendra Shrestha
  • Veena N.

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 21)

About this book

Introduction

This book explores an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of gender and development studies, disaster and land tenure policy. It is well known that women generally have weaker claims to land. But how does that translate to increased vulnerability during disaster? Using case studies from Asia, this book argues that land tenure is a key factor in mitigating the impact of disasters on women. The scale and frequency of disasters have been increasing in recent decades due to human impact on the landscape and climate. 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.

Keywords

Asia Disaster Gender Land Tenure Post-disaster Policies

Editors and affiliations

  • Kyoko Kusakabe
    • 1
  • Rajendra Shrestha
    • 2
  • Veena N.
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Environment Resources and DevelopmentAsian Institute of TechnologyKlong LuangThailand
  2. 2.School of Environment Resources and DevelopmentAsian Institute of TechnologyKlong LuangThailand
  3. 3.School of Environment Resources and DevelopmentAsian Institute of TechnologyKlong LuangThailand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16616-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), Food and Agriculture Organization 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16615-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16616-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-3162
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-3170
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