Gender

 

There are 55 items related to Gender. Items are listed by date added.

 

Resources and Resourcefulness: Roles, Opportunities and Risks for Women Working at Artisanal Mines in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Resources and Resourcefulness: Roles, Opportunities and Risks for Women Working at Artisanal Mines in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: Elsevier Ltd., 2014

Author(s): Jocelyn T.D. Kelly, Alexandria King-Close, and Rachel Perks

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Gender

Added: 31/07/2016

 

Two dominant narratives have characterized the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): (1) the horrific abuse of women through sexual violence and (2) the use of “conflict minerals” to fuel the fighting. These two advocacy narratives intersect uniquely in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) towns and can...

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Indigenous Women & the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Indigenous Women & the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Source: UN Women, 2016

Topics: Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 17/06/2016

 

Indigenous women have made remarkable contributions to women, peace and security agenda, and have pioneered innovative approaches to conflict prevention and justice. Indigenous women's experiences of intersectional discrimination, on the basis of their gender identity and minority status, also provide unique perspectives on conflict. These perspectives are a critical resource...

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Decision-Making and Joint Control Rights over Land in Rwanda

Decision-Making and Joint Control Rights over Land in Rwanda

Source: International Alert, 2016

Author(s): Sarah Mwendwa Mechta, Ilaria Buscagli, Denis Bikesha, and Jesse Routte

Countries: Rwanda

Topics: Gender, Land

Added: 17/06/2016

 

This report explores and analyses community perceptions of the obstacles facing women’s participation in decision-making about jointly held land. It also examines the factors that prevent women from participating in community-level decision-making structures, specifically those related to land.

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“Coffee Has Given Us Voice”: Coffee Cooperatives and Women Empowerment in Rwanda’s Rural Areas

“Coffee Has Given Us Voice”: Coffee Cooperatives and Women Empowerment in Rwanda’s Rural Areas

Source: University of Rwanda, University of Liege, and Independent University of Kigali, 2015

Author(s): Gisaro M. Ya-Bititi, Philippe Lebailly, and Déo Mbonyinkebe

Countries: Rwanda

Topics: Gender, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/06/2016

 

In many developing countries in general and particularly in Rwanda’s rural areas, women are the poorest and most vulnerable group. This category of Rwanda’s population is basically involved in agricultural activities; they also are responsible for maintaining the welfare of the household. The agriculture sector is the main economic mainstay...

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Resources and Resourcefulness: Gender, Conflict, and Artisanal Mining Communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Resources and Resourcefulness: Gender, Conflict, and Artisanal Mining Communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: World Bank, 2016

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 24/05/2016

 

Recent studies in the DRC tend to focus on human rights abuses or on the status of women, however few investigations examine the link between mining and sexual violence. There is a dearth of research specifically into the gender dimensions of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) as a means to...

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Gender and Post-Conflict Governance: Understanding the Challenges

Gender and Post-Conflict Governance: Understanding the Challenges

Source: UN Women, 2012

Topics: Gender, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 06/03/2016

 

Around the world, as countries undertake transitions towards peace, good governance and democracy, women have asserted their demands for participation, representation, accountability and political freedom.   As universal as these goals are, they nevertheless remain elusive. Progress has been slow in increasing numbers of women in elected representative office – they still average...

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Building Sustainable Peace and Prosperity through Women's Land Tenure Security: A Zambian Case Study

Building Sustainable Peace and Prosperity through Women's Land Tenure Security: A Zambian Case Study

Source: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security, 2013

Author(s): Roslyn Warren

Countries: Zambia

Topics: Gender, Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 06/03/2016

 

Land security continues to be an understudied issue, despite the fact that conflicts over land have been part of human history since ancient times. Particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, land redistribution and resettlement legacies continue to thwart efforts to build sustainable peace and security. While land insecurity stirs the potential for...

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Protected Rather Than Protracted: Strengthening Displaced Persons in Peace Processes

Protected Rather Than Protracted: Strengthening Displaced Persons in Peace Processes

Source: Bonn International Center for Conversion, 2015

Author(s): Heidrun Bohnet, Katja Mielke, Markus Rudolf, Conrad Schetter, and Ruth Vollmer

Topics: Conflict Causes, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 19/01/2016

 

This paper reviews the current state of the art on the return of displaced persons as a durable solution for long-term displacement situations. It outlines the impact, challenges and actors involved in the return process. The paper shows that present understandings of return, protracted situations and conflict are often too...

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Gender and Disasters: Human, Gender and Environmental Security

Gender and Disasters: Human, Gender and Environmental Security

Source: UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), 2008

Author(s): Úrsula Oswald Spring

Topics: Economic Recovery , Gender

Added: 25/11/2015

 

The core query in this paper revolves around a few questions concerning the different meanings of nature, environment, disaster, risks, and vulnerability. How is the established Cosmo-vision affecting gender security? Why is this perception a result of thousands of years of identity processes, and how does this perception create and...

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Women and Climate Change: Impact and Agency in Human Rights, Security, and Economic Development

Women and Climate Change: Impact and Agency in Human Rights, Security, and Economic Development

Source: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, 2015

Topics: Climate Change, Gender

Added: 20/11/2015

 

This report comes at an important time of international observance when new commitments to action will be made, coinciding not only with the fifteenth anniversaries of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) and the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, but also in anticipation of the...

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