Gendered drought effects within family settings, Masvingo Zimbabwe " 2000 to 2016"

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dc.contributor.advisor Thobejane, T. D.
dc.contributor.advisor Mukwevho M. H.
dc.contributor.advisor Mudau, T. J.
dc.contributor.author Takayindisa, Flora Maruva
dc.date 2019
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-16T13:26:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-16T13:26:56Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-20
dc.identifier.citation Takayindisa, Flora Maruva (2019) Gendered drought effects within family settings, Masvingo Zimbabwe " 2000 to 2016", University of Venda, South Africa.<http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1472>.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1472
dc.description PHDGS en_US
dc.description Institute for Gender and Youth Studies
dc.description.abstract This study examines the views, understandings, beliefs and practices on the effects of drought and how women cope in this regard. Feminist theories such as the Standpoint theory, Intersectionality, Ecofeminism and Social Construction were used to conceptualize the gender roles and practices that continue to hinder equity between men and women. This study was qualitative in design. The population of the study comprised of men and women living in Shashe village. A total number of people interviewed was 24, 6men and 6 women from focus group and 12 participants for individual participants. A purposive sample of participants was drawn from the population of farmers. The researchers targeted farmers, who are affected by erratic rainfall. The data was analysed using thematic analysis. The themes that emananted from the study were; environmental effects, economic effects, food scarcity, health effects, distribution of gender roles and coping strategies to drought. The findings showed that there were paradigm shifts in terms of gender relations with regard to drought in many villages, townships and cities today. Furthermore, cultural patterns embedded in patriarchal relationships are accommodating forms of relationships which are not favourable to women. The study recommends that farmers should also have other sources to generate income other than farming because of the changing weather patterns and also to educate women in all dimensions of agriculture so that they are well informed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 179 leaves : color illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Drought en_US
dc.subject Equity en_US
dc.subject Family en_US
dc.subject Gender equality en_US
dc.subject Gender roles en_US
dc.subject Natural disasters en_US
dc.subject Vulnerability en_US
dc.subject.ddc 338.14082096891
dc.subject.lcsh Droughts -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Weather -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Women in agriculture -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Women in development -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Women farmers -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Women in economic development -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture -- Zimbabwe
dc.title Gendered drought effects within family settings, Masvingo Zimbabwe " 2000 to 2016" en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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