Understanding Vulnerabilities through an intersectional lens in Khokana, Kathmandu, Nepal
Filippi, María Evangelina
This working paper analyses and presents preliminary conclusions of TC's researchers study of Khokana, Nepal, a traditional and small Newari village about 8 kilometers south of Kathmandu. Its objective was to better understand the cultural, social, and political rootedness of vulnerability that differs among individuals and different social groups. The analysis highlights the need for broadening the understanding of vulnerability in policy and practise through an intersectional lens not only in Khokana but in all disaster risk reduction initiatives. Researchers also present policy recommendations towards introducing an intersectional analysis of vulnerabilities when considering the reduction and management of disaster risk policies and project interventions.