Gender Inequality and Climate Change and Disaster Risk in Barbados – Policy Brief

GICC and DRR Policy Brief
Dr. Robin Haarr (PhD), UN Senior Consultant

To gain greater clarity on the dynamics of these risks and the potential impacts of disasters and the impact of climate change on human security, UN Women undertook a gender and age inequalities analysis in the context of Barbados. The study was commissioned under the United Nations (UN) Joint Programme, entitled “Building Effective Resilience for Human Security in the Caribbean Countries: The Imperative of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in a Strengthened Agriculture (and related Agri/Fisheries Small Business) Sector,” is funded by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS).

The Joint Programme was led by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and jointly implemented with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Labour Organization (ILO) in the beneficiary countries of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada and Saint Lucia.

This gender and age inequalities analysis is comparable to similar analysis undertaken in other Caribbean countries under the aegis of the Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) Project, which is funded by Global Affairs Canada and the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and led by UNDP, and jointly implemented by UN Women, World Food Programme (WFP) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

This Policy Brief was based on Gender & Age Inequalities of Disaster & Climate Risks in Barbados authored by Dr. Stacy Hope and the Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Behaviour Study, conducted in collaboration with the IISD.


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