Gender in fragile and conflict-affected situations

This rapid literature review, in annotated bibliography format, 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. It is not a systematic or exhaustive review, but does provide a comprehensive overview of the literature available. It includes all types of available written material, including peer-reviewed articles, impact evaluations, policy papers, NGO position papers, toolkits, and UN documents.

The report covers seven themes:

  • gender and justice
  • women’s leadership and political participation
  • women’s access to economic empowerment and opportunities
  • combatting sexual and gender based violence
  • women, peace and security
  • responsiveness of plans and budgets to gender equality
  • gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Suggested citation

Browne, E., Haider, H., Oddsdottir, F., Rohwerder, B., & Strachan, A. L. (2014). Gender in fragile and conflict-affected situations (Rapid Literature Review). Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham.