The Scream No One Heard: Gender Equality, Relocation, and Environmental Decision-Making in Fiji


This case study is based on the government-sponsored relocation of Vunidogoloa Village in Vanua Levu, Fiji, erosion and coastal flooding. The overall goal of this case is to introduce students to the intersection of gender and climate change concerns. The themes represented here address issues associated with climate change adaptation, women’s rights, and inclusive environmental decision-making processes. We place gender at the center of this analysis to illustrate the substantial role gender played in the decision to relocate Vunidogoloa Village. In this case study, students will utilize discussion and problem solving skills through three modules that compare the goals and demands of stakeholders, engage with policy reports and data analysis to inform stakeholder roleplay, and analyze the nuance of inclusive environmental decision-making models.

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Amanda Bertana
Natalie Blanton