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Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2017, 1(1), 63-65
DOI: 10.12691/jsa-1-1-9
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Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh: An Analysis from Gender Perspective

Md. Bayezid Alam1, and K. M. Atikur Rahman2

1Department of Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

2Department of Sociology, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

Pub. Date: November 29, 2017

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Md. Bayezid Alam and K. M. Atikur Rahman. Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh: An Analysis from Gender Perspective. Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2017; 1(1):63-65. doi: 10.12691/jsa-1-1-9


Climate change is not a gender neutral phenomenon. A gender perspective must urgently be integrated into the climate debate. This study examines the impacts of climate change from the gender perspective. The result shows that climate change is having a disproportionate impact on women in Bangladesh. Women suffer more than men during and after climatic disasters. It concludes with some suggestions for the mitigation and adoption to climate change.

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