Extreme weather events increase violence against women and LGBTQIA+ people, study finds

22/6/2022 10:08:00 PM

Extreme weather events increase violence against women and LGBTQIA+ people, study finds

Domestic Abuse, Violence Against Women

Extreme weather events increase violence against women and LGBTQIA+ people, study finds

LONDON, June 22 — From heatwaves and storms to floods, extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change can be harmful to human health. But, according to a new study, these...

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022 11:53 PM MYTLONDON, June 22 — From heatwaves and storms to floods, extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change can be harmful to human health. But, according to a new study, these events are also a source of increased violence against girls, women and people from the LGBTQIA+ community.

How can hurricanes or forest fires contribute to an increase in sexist and homophobic violence? According to researchers from the University of Cambridge, who conducted a study published in the journalThe Lancet Planetary Health, the driving factors are linked to economic shock, social instability and other factors that contribute to stress in populations.

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Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022 11:53 PM MYT LONDON, June 22 — From heatwaves and storms to floods, extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change can be harmful to human health. But, according to a new study, these events are also a source of increased violence against girls, women and people from the LGBTQIA+ community. "In terms of gathering records, actually that is already in place with the pro-tem members having done work for so many years (on their own interest). How can hurricanes or forest fires contribute to an increase in sexist and homophobic violence? According to researchers from the University of Cambridge, who conducted a study published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health , the driving factors are linked to economic shock, social instability and other factors that contribute to stress in populations. “This has become part of a pattern,” Tai said. “Extreme events don’t themselves cause gender-based violence, but rather they exacerbate the drivers of violence or create environments that enable this type of behavior,” said Kim van Daalen, of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care. So it will have more impact," he said when contacted on Wednesday (June 22). Extreme events can both increase new violence and increase reporting, unmasking existing violence, the study says. Khairy said as of yesterday, 107,844 people in Malaysia had received the Covid-19 vaccine second booster dose, with 57,834 of them being individuals aged 60 and above.

The research is a meta-analysis that reviewed around 40 studies on several types of extreme events, such as storms, floods, droughts, heatwaves and wildfires, as well as gender-based violence, such as sexual harassment, physical violence and forced marriage. "It very much depends on how fast the governmental process will take place," he said on the question of how long it would take to formalise the centre. The US has brought a renewed focus to engaging with partners and allies who are hurt by China’s unfair trade and economic practices, Tai said. One of the concrete examples cited is Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which led to an increase in violence against women, particularly domestic violence. This climatic disaster also had homophobic repercussions. "We basically also consolidate all the experts under this centre - so the perspective will be stronger and more precise," he said. Blamed for the hurricane (which some called “God’s punishment”), the gay community in New Orleans was discriminated against by being prevented from accessing aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Still, the US kept in place tariffs on more than US$300 billion in annual imports from its geopolitical rival, and China’s imports fell short of its purchasing commitments. Transgender people were threatened in shelters or prohibited access, and LGBTQI people experienced physical harm and violence in post-disaster shelters. The Sabah Law Society (SLS) has been pressing the state government to set up a repository that will put in place a proper and documented perspective of Sabah’s history with regard to the Sulu sultanate for the Federal Government’s reference.

The researchers also found that in Bangladesh, spikes in forced marriages coincided with heavy flooding between 1998 and 2004 in the South Asian country. Less expensive due to flood-related impoverishment lowering expectations, these marriages are also perceived as a way to reduce family costs, often to the detriment of young girls who are forced to marry a man, often well before they reach legal adulthood. The proposal for the repository came after the SLS hosted webinar in April on the Philippines/Sulu claims, where speakers included former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas, Singapore-based Queen’s Counsel Dr Colin Ong and former Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told lawmakers this month that the Biden administration is looking to “reconfigure” the tariffs and acknowledged that they were contributing to higher prices for goods with US inflation running at the hottest pace in 40 years. “Disaster management needs to focus on preventing, mitigating and adapting to drivers of gender-based violence. It’s crucial that it’s informed by the women, girls, and sexual and gender minority populations affected and takes into account local sexual and gender cultures and local norms, traditions and social attitudes,” says Kim van Daalen. Thomas had said that when he was attorney general, he was not aware of certain historical documents when handling the Federal Government’s case against the so-called Sulu heirs. Examples of on-the-ground interventions cited by the researchers include providing restricted-access shelters and relief services to women and sexual and gender minorities, educating young girls about their rights, and implementing emergency response teams specifically trained in the prevention of gender-based violence.

— ETX Studio Advertisement . Issues to strengthen Malaysia and Sabah’s arguments against the Sulu claims came after the Paris arbitration court’s decision to award RM64bil to Sulu heirs earlier this year.