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Advancing gender equality in environmental migration and disaster displacement in the Caribbean

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Advancing gender equality in environmental migration and disaster displacement in the Caribbean

Author: Bleeker, Amelia - Escribano, Pablo - Gonzales, Candice - Liberati, Cristina - Mawby, Briana Physical Description: 88 p. Editorial: ECLAC Date: March 2021 ECLAC symbol: LC/TS.2020/188

Description

Disaster displacement and environmental migration are among the most serious humanitarian challenges facing the Caribbean. As a subregion of small island developing States (SIDS) which are vulnerable and prone to extreme weather events and the impacts of climate change, the Caribbean is constantly faced with population displacement resulting from these events. Individuals experience these migration processes uniquely on account of their gender-specific inequalities, vulnerabilities, and access to resources and opportunities. It is critical to understand how the consequences of environmental migration and disaster displacement are gendered in order to address and prevent harm and to protect the rights of women and girls and people of all genders who experience intersecting forms of discrimination.

Table of contents

Introduction .-- I. Approaching the gender dimensions in disaster displacement and environmental migration .-- II. Case studies. A. Methodology for the case studies. B. The gendered impacts of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. C. The gendered impacts of Tropical Storm Erika and Hurricane Maria in Dominica. D. The Nexus of Environmental Migration, Urbanization and gender in Jamaica. E. Women’s leadership and gender-responsive planning for evacuation and environmental migration in Cuba .-- III. Findings and recommendations.