ASG Gender & Conflict
Recent political conflicts in areas such as Syria, South Sudan, and Myanmar have had a tremendous effect on civilians. The number of displaced individuals today is the largest in history, surpassing even the devastating effects of World War II. Among those who are most disproportionately affected are women, children, and gender/sexual minorities. Reducing the vulnerability of these populations and increasing their resilience is essential to promote inclusiveness and justice, and some researchers have suggested that it can even prevent armed conflicts from occurring.
The primary goal of the project is to analyze how gender influences the experiences of civilians during and after armed conflict, and in particular:
• How gendered forms of violence and aggression in conflict settings affect access to public goods, environmental goods, material and cultural wealth, and overall well-being.
• How the enduring gender inequalities generated through violence can be enumerated and redressed in post-conflict settlements and the redistribution of resources, and the obstacles that interfere with such accounting.
New conceptual models
The interdisciplinary team, drawn from the social, historical, legal, health, and engineering sciences, will work to develop new conceptual models that go beyond current understandings of gender and conflict to generate a dialogue among different existing models and sources of data.
Main relevance SDG 1, 5, 16
Other: SDG 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11
rola [dot] el-husseini_dean [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se (Rola El-Husseini )
dalia [dot] abdelhady [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se (Dalia Abdelhady)