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Impacts of Climate Change on Indigenous Women with Disabilities

NIDWAN with the financial support of PAWANKA Fund carried out a rapid qualitative assessment on the Impacts of Climate Change on Indigenous Women with Disabilities at Ward 2 of Namobuddha Municipality, Kavre district, Bagmati Province, Nepal. The primary objective of the qualitative research was to document cases and evidence on the impacts of climate change on Indigenous Women with Disabilities. The research clearly reflected the differential and extensive impact CC has in the daily lives and health of Indigenous Women with Disabilities. The study identifies three broad dimensions specific to Nepal regarding gender equality, social exclusion and climate change, viz, i) historically discriminatory social structure; ii) situational vulnerability; and iii) compounded intersectional differential impacts of climate change mainly based on indigeneity, gender and disability.

The research delves down into the lives of Indigenous Women with Disabilities and mothers of person with disabilities and indicates the multiple discrimination and oppression experienced by Indigenous women at an individual, domestic and communal level. The research encompasses various case studies of Indigenous Women and Indigenous Women with Disabilities showcasing their daily struggles as an impact of climate change and due to lack of a system that vouches for their equitable access in the response mechanism. The research provides data that reflects their inaccessibility to disability cards, governmental services and basic requirements.

Report Unpublished - Publication Under Progress


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