Gender, Conflict, and Development

Gender, Conflict, and Development

by Tsjeard Bouta, Georg Frerks, Ian Bannon, Georg Frerks
     
 

'Gender, Conflict, and Development' was written as an effort to fill a gap between the Bank's work on gender mainstreaming and its agenda in conflict and development. The authors identify a link between gender and conflict issues and provide the most comprehensive review of external and internal sources on gender and conflict, with a particular focus on policy

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'Gender, Conflict, and Development' was written as an effort to fill a gap between the Bank's work on gender mainstreaming and its agenda in conflict and development. The authors identify a link between gender and conflict issues and provide the most comprehensive review of external and internal sources on gender and conflict, with a particular focus on policy relevance for an institution such as the Bank.

The book highlights the gender dimensions of conflict, organized around major relevant themes such as female combatants, sexual violence, formal and informal peace processes, the legal framework, work, the rehabilitation of social services and community-driven development. And for each theme it analyzes how conflict changes gender roles and the policy options that might be considered to build on positive aspects while minimizing adverse changes.

The suggested policy options and approaches aim to take advantage of the opportunity afforded by violent conflict to encourage change and build more inclusive and gender balanced social, economic and political relations in post-conflict societies. The book concludes by identifying some of the remaining challenges and themes that require additional analysis and research.

The book will be of interest to policymakers, scholars, researchers, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students of conflict studies/regional studies/gender studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821359686
Publisher:
World Bank Publications
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Series:
Stand Alones Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Gender and warfare : female combatants and soldiers' wives9
3Gender-based and sexual violence : a multidimensional approach33
4Gender and formal peace processes49
5Gender, informal peace processes, and rebuilding civil society65
6Gender-sensitizing the post-conflict legal framework77
7Gender and work : creating equal labor market opportunities89
8Gender and rehabilitating social services : a focus on education111
9Gender and community-driven development123
10Policy options133
11Further analysis on gender, conflict, and development145

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