RESEARCH ON IDENTIFYING THE ROOT CAUSES OF THE INTERSECTIONAL VULNERABILITIES OF GENDER, CLIMATE VULNERABILITY AND ETHNICITY-BASED DISCRIMINATION IN BANGLADESH
The study aims to demonstrate the evidence on how the intersection of gender inequalities, climate risks, and ethnicity-based discrimination produces specific vulnerabilities that leave the ethnic minorities behind in the wider range of development outcomes. During June to mid-September 2019, the study was carried out over the country to collect analyze, and systematize information of the community’s vulnerability in a structured way (Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment – PVCA). DM WATCH completed the tasks of PVCA using diverse tools such as resource mapping, Risk matrix, Venn diagram, etc. along with a household questionnaire and FGD, geophysical risks, all forms of assets, the absence of which can potentially increase vulnerability and/or the availability of which influences their empowerment and contributes to their resilience. The probability sampling techniques were used to collect the quantitative data whereas qualitative data were collected by a non-probability sampling technique. A structured questionnaire for a household survey to collect qualitative data, FGDs, KII, transect walk, resource mapping, etc. were carried out whereas qualitative data were collected by a non-probability sampling technique. Finally, the intersectional vulnerabilities among the three issues (gender, climate risk, and ethnicity), provided a structured framework for future adaptation measures.