CDSSEA 21: Resettlement Impact on Poor Households

Gender-based analysis of a railway project in Battambang, Cambodia

The eviction of people has a deep impact on gender, property rights and the status of income, occupation, employment, education, health, and environment. When we are talking about a threatened community, women clearly face more obstacles than men: besides being considered responsible for housework, they also need regular jobs, for which they are paid lower salaries than men.

This research assesses the effects of eviction on a series of households in Battambang, Cambodia, affected by a railway rehabilitation project. The specific objective of the research was to focus on gender impacts, in all forms. Hopefully, these evidence-based findings can push government decision-makers to develop better policies for eviction and relocation.

Publication date : August 2018
Price : 250 Baht / 8 US$