Gendered insecurity and climate adaptation

Gendered insecurity and climate adaptation

Recently published a new policy brief published on behalf of PRIO that can be read in full text here [1]. The keys findings:

  • Gender-based violence under climate change is inextricably linked to political and economic instability, gender power dynamics, existing conflict, food insecurity, disrupted infrastructure and the type of labor that women perform in their communities.
  • However, knowledge gaps exist in current research, particularly in understanding the causal links between extreme weather events and GBV, and the specific vulnerabilities of gender minorities.
  • While existing global data on gender inequality can be used to identify high-risk areas, researchers should scale up data collection efforts to identify context specific gender-based climate adaptation pathways.
  • Governments involved with the UN Women, Peace and Security-agenda should act as ‘norm entrepreneurs’ and strive to turn their commitments into action.

Growth in the literature over time

Theoretical linkages

[1] Koning, Jens (2024) Evidencing the Gendered Dimensions of Climate Insecurity to Enhance Climate Change Adaptation, GPS Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.

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