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16. Gendered Spaces, Climate Change and Resilience in a Squatter Slum of Global South

Authors : Mamta Sharma, Jag Mohan, Anjana Mathur Jagmohan

Published in: Making India Disaster Resilient

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Climate change is affecting the cities of almost all the countries of Global South. Slums, in the already over-spilling cities, are at the receiving end of the worst impacts of disasters resulting from the climate change. Women and children are the most affected in times of disasters and also the most neglected. The paper studies how women in the slum Bela Gaon adapt to disasters—in this case floods and rising waters of River Yamuna. The study delves into the relationship between education, financial status of women and the condition of houses, strategies of facing disasters and division of spaces within the community. Findings point out to a deep relationship between women empowered by financial independence and education to spaces divided by gender, house structure and losses incurred due to climate change and disasters.

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Metadata
Title
Gendered Spaces, Climate Change and Resilience in a Squatter Slum of Global South
Authors
Mamta Sharma
Jag Mohan
Anjana Mathur Jagmohan
Copyright Year
2024
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-50113-5_16