In the Bay of Bengal belt and Sundarbans mangrove forest areas, women are adversely affected by climate and environmental changes i.e. intrusion of salinity, cyclone, water logging, sea level raise, and onward land investment. Increased air pollution, enormous CO2 emissions, commercial attitudes and behaviour and growing marine traffic are negatively impacting on women’s reproductive health, livelihoods and traditional events. Team facilitate local climate resilience planning with engagement of local authorities, database and mapping. Technical skill transfer for climate adoptive income generation is one of the key tools, similarly creation of evidences and stories for policy discourse as well essential, we work for.
- Engaging women group members and multi-stakeholders in the consultation and develop climate resilience cities plan
- Feminist collective actions to protest climate and environmental injustice like river grabbing, water-bodies investment, thermal plants
- Supporting group members in organic farming and climate resilience agriculture like saline tolerance cropping
- Facilitating group actions for combating gender-based violence, forced/early marriage in urban slums
- Policy discourse on women centered climate resilience cities plan
In Mongla port and Kuakata municipalities, a climate change adaptation planning is being developing with support of digital database, community engagement and policy advocacy. The main target groups are women headed and indigenous households in slums.