Climate Change and Migration: Considering the Gender Dimensions


Hunter, Lori M., and Emmanuel David. 2009. "Climate Change and Migration: Considering the Gender Dimensions." Working Paper, Population Program 09-13, University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Authors: Lori M. Hunter, Emmanuel David


"Discussions within public, policy and academic realms regarding climate change and migration are often gender neutral (WEDO 2008). As a result, important differences in the migration experiences of women and men are neglected. Yet migration is a social process – actually, migration is a social process embedded within a variety of other social processes. More specifically, gender-influenced cultural expectations, policies, and institutions intersect to shape migration’s causes and consequences. In this way, migration is inherently gendered and climate change will, therefore, yield different migratory experiences and impacts for the world’s women and men. This chapter explores these potential gender dimensions." (Hunter and David 2009, 1)

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Climate Displacement, Environment, Climate Change, Gender, Women

Year: 2009

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