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Virginie Le Masson

Research Associate

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Global Risks and Resilience

Portrait of Virginie Le Masson

Virginie holds a PhD in human geography from Brunel University (UK). She works with different programmes at ODI and actively contributes to inter-disciplinary research to explore the politics and societal impacts of climate change and disaster risks. With a background in disaster risk reduction and keen interest for mountain environments, her research has increasingly focused on the social vulnerability of societies and gender considerations: why some populations are more exposed and more likely to suffer from climate change? What are the societal factors that create disaster risks and undermine the resilience of people?

Her more recent work integrates concepts of social justice, gender equality and human rights to understand how responses to disaster risks and climate change can be more appropriate and effective. With regular assignments in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Virginie collects empirical evidence and collaborates with civil society organisations, NGOs or the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, to facilitate trainings and inform more equitable climate and development programmes and policies.

  1. How should the new international disasters framework address gender equity?

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Ending violence against children while addressing the global climate crisis

    Working papers

  3. Violence against women: an inconvenient truth

  4. Pursuing disaster risk reduction on fractured foundations: the case of Chad

    Research reports

  5. Should resilience-building projects (always) be socially acceptable?

    Research reports

  6. Violence against women and girls and resilience

    Working papers

  7. Shocks, stresses and universal health coverage: pathways to address resilience and health

    Working papers

  8. BRACED Resilience exchange: what have we learned so far?

    Research reports

  9. Delivering disaster risk reduction by 2030: pathways to progress

    Research reports

  10. The Routledge handbook of disaster risk reduction including climate change adaptation

    Other

  11. Understanding intimate partner violence in Bangladesh through a male lens

    Research reports

  12. Mass displacement and the challenge for urban resilience

    Working papers

  13. Resilience Scan: July-September 2016

    Research reports

  14. Disasters and violence against women and girls: can disasters shake social norms and power relations?

    Research reports

  15. Assessing people’s resilience

    Toolkit/guidelines

  16. 10 things to know: gender equality and achieving climate goals

    Research reports

  17. More equality and justice in climate action

    Event

  18. Considering vulnerability in disaster risk reduction plans: from policy to practice in Ladakh, India

    Other

  19. Gender and resilience: from theory to practice

    Working papers

  20. Gender and resilience

    Working papers