When social order and rule of law break down, it is women who suffer most. They are often subjected to gender-based violence; they become the single heads of households; and they are displaced and forced to travel to camps for refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs). But women are far more than victims: they are often the key to preventing violence from emerging, resolving ongoing conflict, and rebuilding societies once the guns go silent. Crisis Group aims to incorporate gender-based concerns into its reporting, addressing women's rights and security needs, and issues such as women's roles in peace negotiations.
This page gathers Crisis Group's work on gender and conflict, including reports with a specific gender emphasis as well as a selection of those with gender-related recommendations. It also provides links to other relevant resources on the web.
Photo: Afghan woman and girl approach soldiers from the U.S. Army during a dismounted patrol in Kandahar, 2 April 2010. REUTERS
Links to other resources on the web
Women and Armed Conflict: Protection and Empowerment, 10 March 2010
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