Gender Analysis at Inn-thar, Pa-O, Danu and Taung-Yoe Villages around Inle Lake

Published on 14 Dec 2012


A gender analysis was conducted in selected communities around the Inle Lake area to gather information that would help develop an effective gender mainstreaming strategy for the Inle Lake Conservation and Rehabilitation Project of UNDP Myanmar.

Female and male villagers, of ages between 18 and 55 years, from lower social group residing at the 16 project villages, participated in the qualitative survey. A total of 277 villagers were interviewed; 149 women and 128 men. The study area consisted of sixteen project villages around Inle Lake, in Nyaung Shwe and Pindaya townships.

This report presents the finding of the gender analysis. It reveals that at the household level, the ability to adapt to changes in the climate depends on control over land, money, credit and tools; low dependency ratios; good health and personal mobility; household entitlements and food security; secure housing in safe locations; and freedom from violence. It can be deduced from the findings in this study on control over land, money, credit and tools, that women at the villages where the assessment was conducted, are far away from being able to adapt climate change.

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