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Cascading Tides, Invading Lives: Gender and Climate Change-Induced Displacement and Planned Relocation in Fiji
thesisposted on 2023-05-15, 01:15 authored by BETTY BARKHA
This thesis adds to the growing body of evidence on climate change-induced human mobility by examining the gendered impacts using Fiji as a case study. It utilises Pacific research methodologies informed by an intersectional feminist lens to understand how diverse experiences of climate mobility are influenced by factors such as gender, ethnicity, religion and other structural constructs. This thesis investigates how and in what ways gender inequalities are reinforced and/or redressed in state-led responses to planned relocation and displacement. Based on primary field research in four communities, the thesis findings reveal that current state-led efforts targeted at climate mobility in Fiji are well-intended yet fail to address underlying gender and social inequalities.