Women Economic Participation in Conflict Affected Countries

Women Economic Participation in Conflict Affected Countries

Source: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, 2016

Author(s): Ann Hudock, Karen Sherman and Sarah Williamson

Topics: Economic Recovery , Gender

Added: 04/12/2016

 

The inability to put women entrepreneurs at the center of post-conflict reconstruction is one of development’s greatest failures. Addressing this issue requires more than gender lenses on post-conflict assessments or consultations with women’s groups when experts design macroeconomic development frameworks. Practitioners must fundamentally overhaul the way in which reconstruction assistance gets shaped and delivered. Such assistance must recognize the various ways women cope during conflict and promote how these new wartime-roles set them up to lead in post-conflict reconstruction efforts.

 

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