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Assessing Community Disaster Resilience in Flood-Prone Areas of Bangladesh: From a Gender Lens

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Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
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Department of Disaster and Human Security Management, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh
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Water 2022, 14(1), 40; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14010040
Received: 10 October 2021 / Revised: 16 December 2021 / Accepted: 16 December 2021 / Published: 24 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Hydrology)
The main purpose of this study was to assess the level of community flood resilience with a special focus on gender. A gender perspective ensures the representation of diversified voices in the study. From concept development to data representation, all the steps were completed ensuring gender-based inclusion. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used to conduct the study. A total of 402 responses were analyzed as the sample. A linear structured questionnaire was developed by using a five-point Likert scale to collect quantitative data. As part of the qualitative tool, in-depth observation was used in the study. The study found that female members of the community lag in terms of disaster resilience comparing to their male counterparts. The scores in different components of resilience assessment framework indicate that there are gaps in terms of level of resilience from the gender perspective. The same disaster can create a disproportionate level of impact on women and men due to an unequal level of resilience. The study indicates that assessing community disaster resilience and introducing resilience enhancement interventions should focus on a gender-based approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: community resilience; gender; resilience assessment; flood community resilience; gender; resilience assessment; flood
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Chisty, M.A.; Rahman, M.M.; Khan, N.A.; Dola, S.E.A. Assessing Community Disaster Resilience in Flood-Prone Areas of Bangladesh: From a Gender Lens. Water 2022, 14, 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14010040

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Chisty MA, Rahman MM, Khan NA, Dola SEA. Assessing Community Disaster Resilience in Flood-Prone Areas of Bangladesh: From a Gender Lens. Water. 2022; 14(1):40. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14010040

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Chisty, Musabber A., Md. M. Rahman, Nesar A. Khan, and Syeda E.A. Dola. 2022. "Assessing Community Disaster Resilience in Flood-Prone Areas of Bangladesh: From a Gender Lens" Water 14, no. 1: 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14010040

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