Gender equity and peacebuilding. From rhetoric to reality: finding the way

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Auteur: 
Richard Strickland
Nata Duvvury
Publisher: 
International Center for Research on Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Presents a review of recent literature on issues of gender in the context of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, prepared as background material for an international workshop on gender equity and peacebuilding jointly convened by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Indicates a slow but positive shift in international opinion and understanding about the consequences of conflict on women and the importance of their participation in peacebuilding processes and post-conflict social transformation. Argues that gender discrimination continues through political exclusion, economic marginalization, and sexual violence during and after conflict, denying women their human rights and constraining the potential for development.