Migration and Women: The Lives and Tragedies

As part of the flagship project, Reducing Vulnerability of Women Affected by Climate Change through Viable Livelihood Options, UN Women Bangladesh has been exploring the impacts of migration on women caused by climate change-related phenomena. Together with research partners, the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, UN Women studied 10 districts in three different eco-zones in Bangladesh to understand the district-specific implications that women face due to male migratory trends. The stories that women shared with the research team show some of the issues those who remain behind in the migration process are confronted with; work-related stress, increased childcare and household burdens, high occurrence of poor health issues, and the threat of physical and sexual violence.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Bangladesh

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Migration

Resource type: Books

Publication year: 2015

Number of pages: 14