In March, we celebrate women and their incredible accomplishments and strength around the world. 8th of March is a day to recognize the hard work and resilience of women everywhere and to acknowledge the importance of their contributions to our society. In this article, we looked into five theses on gender conducted by IHS graduates.
Gender analysis of climate change and natural hazard-related vulnerability perception
Author: Charu Joshi, IHS Graduate, 2016
The purpose of Charu's thesis is to understand how socio-cultural dynamics make women feel more vulnerable to climate change and natural hazards.
This thesis focuses on disadvantages and challenges that women face in terms of socio-cultural dynamics that may not give them equal access to resources and services that are necessary to respond to the negative effects of climate change and natural hazards.
Social Vulnerability to Extreme Water Events and the Outcomes of Resettlement
A Case Study on the Women in Kannagi Nagar, Chennai
Author: Ishita Angelina Vedamuthu, IHS graduate, 2019
In her thesis, Ishita chose to look at a marginalized section of citizens in Kannagi Nagar, Chennai, people who were once inhabitants of the voids of the city.
More than 15,000 dwellings, situated on a low-lying marshland deemed unfit for inhabitation and construction, became the basis for the Gynocentric Social Vulnerability Framework for displaced populations and Resettlement sites formulated in this thesis.
Gender, Neighborhood Public Space and Sense of Belonging
A case study of Patan, Nepal
Author: Surena Shrestha, IHS Graduate, 2021
In her research, Surena aims to understand how the change in multiple dimensions of neighbourhood public spaces affects how local women attach a sense of belonging to their neighbourhood.
This research shows how two neighborhoods with similar make-up of material, socio-cultural, symbolic and economic aspects have changed in divergent ways in the past three decades due to small nuances.
Gender mainstreaming and women’s right to adequate housing
An analysis of housing policymaking in Ecuador
Author: María José Zúñiga, IHS graduate, 2021
Maria's study tries to comprehend how gender is mainstreamed in the housing sector, using the Ecuadorian case as an example. It analyses the gender theories and housing literature and how they are implemented in practice.
The research also looks into the gender barriers women face daily and how it affects their affordability and accessibility, culminating in gendering the right to housing.
Gender and the Digital Divide: Determinants in a Superdiverse Neighborhood of Rotterdam South
Author: Makensie Marten, IHS graduate, 2022
By applying an intersectional, gender-centered perspective of analysis to digital inclusion levels in Carnisse, Makensie revealed differing exclusion factors for men and women, as well as lower digital inclusion levels for the non-Dutch population.
To execute this research, a survey was conducted in the Rotterdam district of Charlois, with a focus on the neighborhood of Carnisse to pilot the methodology for future, larger scale research.