Rapid Gender Analysis Cyclone Amphan

Authored by: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Categories: Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Climate and Environment, Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health
Country: Bangladesh
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2020
Citation: "Rapid Gender Analysis Cyclone Amphan," The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. June 2020.

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Executive Summary

On May 20, Super Cyclone Amphan made landfall in Bangladesh impacting 2.6 million people in 19 districts. A Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) on the impacts of Cyclone Amphan has been conducted through contributions from the following Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group (GiHA) member agencies: UN Women, CARE, Oxfam and Christian Aid. In the hardest hit districts, it is estimated that nearly 820,000 women – including over 49,316 pregnant women and 29,133 female-headed households – were affected by Cyclone Amphan. The Rapid Gender Analysis confirmed that certain groups were hit particularly hard, including female-headed households, pregnant and lactating women, people with disabilities, sex workers, transgender persons, adolescent boys and girls. In the aftermath, women and girls are at greater risk of gender-based violence such as domestic violence and early marriage in a context of existing gender inequality and discrimination. The report outlines key findings and concludes with immediate and medium to longer term recommendations for humanitarian response.