Gender & Development Volume 24, Issue 3, November 2016
Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts

By 2030, the global share of people living in poverty in fragile and conflict-affected situations is estimated to reach 46 per cent. This issue of Gender & Development looks at fragility from a gender perspective. Researchers, practitioners, policymakers and feminist activists explore the gendered drivers of fragility and the gendered experiences and consequences of living in a fragile context. These contributions highlight the pressing need for gender inequality to be addressed if we are to build truly stable and peaceful environments for all to live in.

Photo: September 2015 - After fleeing the war in Syria, Sara stands outside the house she and her family now occupy in Zarka, Jordan, Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam


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Introduction: Working on gender equality in fragile contexts
Caroline Sweetman and Jo Rowlands


How can donors improve their support to gender equality in fragile settings? Findings from OECD research
Diana Koester, Emily Esplen, Karen Barnes Robinson, Clare Castillejo and Tam O'Neil

Refugees and 'host' communities' facing gender-based violence: developing an area-based approach to gender-based violence around Mbera Camp, Mauritania
Olga Martín González

The reintegration of former combatants in Colombia: addressing violent masculinities in a fragile context
Isabella Flisi

Supporting women's movements in Afghanistan: challenges of activism in a fragile context
Bele Grau

Researching livelihoods recovery and support for vulnerable conflict-affected women in Iraq
Rachel Sider and Corrie Sissons

The impact of war on Somali men: feminist analysis of masculinities and gender relations in a fragile context
Judy El-Bushra and Judith Gardner

How women's silence secures the peace: analysing sexual and gender-based violence in a low-intensity conflict
Sara E. Davies, Jacqui True and Maria Tanyag

'Empowerment' of adolescent girls and young women in Kinshasa: research about girls, by girls
Lyndsay McLean and Anny T. Modi

Employment, masculinities, and domestic violence in 'fragile' contexts: Pakistani women in Pakistan and the UK
Punita Chowbey


Compiled by Liz Cooke

Book Reviews

Edited by Liz Cooke

Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food: Toward an Inclusive Framework Anne C. Bellow, Flavio L.S. Valente, Stefanie Lemke, and María Daniela Núñez Burbano de Lara (eds.)
Reviewed by Emily Hillenbrand

Women Migrant Workers: Ethical, Political and Legal Problems Zahra Meghani (ed.)
Reviewed by Allison J. Petrozziello

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