7927 - Gender vulnerability and climate change amongst female peasants in the Grijalva River Basin, Mexico

A cuantitative and cualitative study was carried out amongst peasant households in the Grijalva River Basin in SE Mexico to estimate their vulnerability to climate change. It was found that women´s vulnerability was greater than men´s of the same household. In general disaster estimation, and therefore any support programs disregard the social and cultural characteristics of peasant domestic units and focus on an economic and productive perspective. They emphasize areas that are considered traditionally “masculine”, and household economic help is given under conditions such that they take the decision making power away from women. This may affect their immediate consumption needs as well as that of their children.

Palavras-chaves: Adaptation, Disasters, Global change, flooding, Tabasco,

Autores: Gurri, Francisco (El Colegio de la Frontera Su, Mexico / Mexiko)
Co-Autores: Molina, Dolores (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Campeche, Campeche, Mexico / Mexiko)


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