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The Guide examines the drivers and dynamics of inter and intra-state conflicts such as ethnicity and competition for natural resources. It also highlights current approaches and responses to conflict prevention and resolution and best practice in the design of security and peacebuilding programmes.
Gender in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations
People in gap
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This rapid review collates a large amount of literature published in 2013 and 2014 (up to April 2014) on the topic of gender in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). It provides a comprehensive overview of the literature available, including peer-reviewed articles, impact evaluations, policy papers, NGO position papers, toolkits, and UN documents.

Latest Documents

Tracking Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)
C. Kuonqui; H. Cueva-Betet / UN Women, 2010
This short document provides an overview of the framework which was developed to track the implementation of the 1325 resolution. It aims to establish results at the impact levels (the intended objective) and outcome levels (actual ch...
Global Monitoring Checklist on Women Peace and Security: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nepal, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka.
The Global Monitoring Checklist is a pilot research project designed to contribute towards international understanding on women, peace and security efforts. It highlights relevant activities at the local and national level by women, c...
Surveying livelihoods, service delivery and governance: baseline evidence from Pakistan
B Shahbaz; Q Ali Shah; A Suleri; M Ali Kazmi; S Commins / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014
To contribute towards a better understanding of what processes of livelihood recovery and state building look like following periods of conflict and how positive outcomes are achieved. Understanding socioeconomic change of this nature...
Gender and Militarism
Women Peacemakers Program, 2014
This Policy Brief is based on discussions held during the Global Consultation “Gender & Militarism: Analyzing the Links to Strategize for Peace”, organized by the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) from July 2- 4, 2014, i...
Women in peace and security through United Nations Security Resolution 1325: literature review, content analysis of National Action Plans, and implementation
B. Miller; M. Pournik; A. Swaine / Institute for Global and International Studies, 2014
The complex challenges and opportunities of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, as enunciated in United National Security Council Resolution 1325 of 2000, and several subsequent resolutions, lend themselves to both a “cup half...
The DRC and its neighbourhood: the political economy of peace
C. Musila / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2014
On 24 February 2013, 11 African countries signed the Addis Ababa Framework Agreement designed to bring peace to the Great Lakes Region, in particular the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been in the grip ...
Karachi’s Violence: Duality and Negotiation
H Gazdar / Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi, Pakistan, 2011
Karachi has historically been the locus of opportunity for the rest of the country, but its position within Sindh sharpens the economic dualism between urban and rural areas, agriculture and industry, and the two major ethnic groups o...
Rising powers and the African security landscape
E.N. Tjønneland (ed) / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2014
As the rising powers of China, Brazil, India and South Africa extend their economic engagement in Africa, they are also gradually becoming more involved in the African peace and security agenda. The four articles in this report descri...
Conflicting dilemmas: economic growth, natural resources and indigenous populations in South America
M.A. Guzmán-Gallegos / Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2014
South American countries have experienced impressive economic growth in the last two decades. This growth, based on natural resource exports and increasing natural resource extraction, is largely dependent on the expansion of the econ...
Re-examining identities and power: gender in peacebuilding in Colombia
D. López Castañeda; H. Myrttinen / International Alert, 2014
As part of a four-country research project on gender in peacebuilding, this report examines the case of Colombia, where society has been deeply affected by both decades of armed conflict as well as high levels of criminal violence. Th...
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