Gender Mainstreaming through Climate Change Initiatives: Experiences from BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme, Bangladesh

Research indicates that climate change profoundly impacts the lives of vulnerable women. They face increased workloads due to environmental challenges like floods, droughts, and cyclones, which affect their access to essential resources such as clean water, fuel, and food. Women’s safety is at risk during disasters, as they may need to travel far for resources. Factors like limited mobility, caregiving responsibilities, and shelter avoidance lead to higher female mortality rates during such events. The study outlines measures to empower these women, including tailored business choices, asset management, savings encouragement, skill development, and awareness campaigns. These efforts aim to provide equal opportunities and support for women, emphasizing the need for gender-sensitive approaches in climate change and development strategies.