Development, Displacement and Rehabilitation: Locating Gender

Citation:

Thukral, Enakshi Ganguly. 1996. “Development, Displacement and Rehabilitation: Locating Gender.” Economic and Political Weekly 31 (24): 1500–1503.

Author: Enakshi Ganguly Thukral

Abstract:

Since displacement is a traumatic experience for everyone undergoing it, how does it affect women differently? If whole families are being affected, why should there be a need to focus separately on women? A review of existing studies on displacement and rehabilitation reveals little information on the gender dimensions of the problem. Almost all analyses on displacement and policies on relocation assume the household or the family to be the smallest unit of convergent interests where the benefits and burdens of policies are shared by all members. Yet there is evidence today that the burden of change is far greater for women and that they have even less access to the benefits of development than do men.

Topics: Development, Displacement & Migration, Gender, Women, Gender Analysis, Households

Year: 2006

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