Challenges and Coping Strategies of Married Women in Post Disaster Situation: A Study on Khulna District
Advances in Sciences and Humanities
Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2018, Pages: 37-44
Received: Jul. 30, 2018; Accepted: Aug. 20, 2018; Published: Sep. 5, 2018
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Mithun Mondal, Department of Sociology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj, Bangladesh
Md Abdur Rashid, Department of Sociology, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
Shimon Rahman, Department of Sociology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj, Bangladesh
Md. Noman Amin, Department of Sociology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj, Bangladesh
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Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country mainly due to its geographic location. Disasters such as floods, river bank erosion, cyclone, tornado, waterlogging, salinity intrusion etc. are gradually intensifying and composing risks for the coastal people especially women in Bangladesh. The aim of this research is to explore the challenges and coping strategies of married women in post disaster situation. Women are in weaker position within the existing gender relationship. This type of gender relationship makes women more vulnerable in post disaster situation. They became more vulnerable in post disaster time because they have to play significant role to protect family and all other things. The field of research was Dacope upazila (Gunari) in the district of Khulna. This study followed mix methodology where questionnaire survey is used for quantitative data and in-dept interview is used for qualitative data. 125 married women (20-60 aged) were selected for surveying and five respondents were selected for in-dept interviewing. The study findings demonstrated that women suffer from many harmful conditions and victim of discrimination by others. They do not get proper treatment and opportunities in disaster situation. They usually try to cope with disasters with their traditional knowledge and arts. Exploring these realities this study suggests that emergency relief facilities, providing necessary support regarding primary and secondary impacts and so on should be in action to reduce vulnerable position of women in disaster prone areas.
Keywords
Disaster, Married Women, Coping Strategies, Post-Disaster
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Mithun Mondal, Md Abdur Rashid, Shimon Rahman, Md. Noman Amin, Challenges and Coping Strategies of Married Women in Post Disaster Situation: A Study on Khulna District, Advances in Sciences and Humanities. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2018, pp. 37-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ash.20180403.11
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