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Conflict and Gender Inequality

Begins:   Jan 30, 2012 13:00
Ends:   Jan 30, 2012 14:30

January 30, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Violent conflicts often have lasting impacts. Attention to the gender impacts of conflict has largely focused on sexual and gender based violence. However, the gendered impact of conflict is broader and can be felt on a wide range of outcomes, including marriage, schooling, and labor force participation. Death and destruction alter the structure and dynamics of households, including their demographic profile and traditional gender roles.

This seminar presented an overview of recent research evidence, revealing the wider set of gender issues that need to be considered in order to understand the human consequences of war and to design effective post-conflict policies. The effects of gender inequality in framing families’ adaptive responses to conflict, as well as the research implications for ongoing efforts to enhance inclusive growth in post-conflict countries, were highlighted.




Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, Vital Voices

Monica Das Gupta, Senior Demographer, Poverty & Inequality, Development Research Group, World Bank   


Pia Peeters, Senior Social Development Specialist, Post Conflict & Social Development, Africa Region, World Bank



Otaviano Canuto, Vice President, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, World Bank


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