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Landscape Analysis of Community Resilience to Disasters by Addressing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Gaibandha and Satkhira Districts

There is significant overlap between populations who have an increased vulnerability to climate change and those who face barriers to the realization of their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Women and girls living in Bangladesh—which ranks seventh in the world among countries suffering most from extreme weather events—feel these connections acutely.

To support the government of Bangladesh’s efforts to bring lifesaving health care to vulnerable women and children—and to accelerate progress toward achieving Universal Health Coverage and Bangladesh’s Sustainable Development Goal targets by 2030—Pathfinder, in partnership with the University of Dhaka, undertook this study. Our goal was to better understand vulnerable populations’ resilience capability to address shocks, including their needs related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Researchers analyzed community resilience—the capacity to adapt to changes caused by disaster- and climate-related vulnerabilities—where unmet need for SRHR services are compromised or overlooked.

Explore our study findings and recommendations for partners, implementers, funders, and other stakeholders interested in advancing women-led climate resilience programs.

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