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Gender and Conflict

At Crisis Group, our fieldwork demonstrates that intricate political transitions, long-running insurgencies, and conflicts driven by competition for economic resources are often powerfully shaped by the differentiated roles and experiences of men and women. We believe charting these dynamics will provide policymakers with a rigorous, realistic and field-based view of how to take these varying realities into account in pursuing conflict prevention strategies, and implementing their commitments with respect to the Women, Peace and Security framework established by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325.

Meet the Team

Azadeh Moaveni

Project Director, Gender

Lucie Parker

Analyst, Gender

In The News

6 Mar 2019
Our work is informed by research that explores gender and conflict as ideas, political challenges and lived realities. Twitter

Azadeh Moaveni

Project Director, Gender
15 Feb 2019
Too much of the public discussion around repatriating Western citizens, male or female, hinges on an assumption that letting them come home is equivalent to leniency or forgiveness. Bloomberg

Azadeh Moaveni

Project Director, Gender
14 Jan 2019
While ending the insurgency and countering the militants’ appeal is obviously vital, it is also essential to recognise what precisely has guided women to join [Boko Haram] in the first place. The Guardian

Azadeh Moaveni

Project Director, Gender
7 Nov 2018
[Under sanctions] women, as organisers of family life, healthcare, education, will often carry the burden of trying to come up with alternatives for their families in all instances. Al Jazeera

Azadeh Moaveni

Project Director, Gender
26 Jun 2018
The crux of the recent crisis at the [U.S.-Mexico] border is that there are fewer male migrants in their 20s or 30s making the crossing, and many more families, newborns, children, and pregnant women escaping life-or-death situations as much as poverty. The Atlantic

Sofía Martínez Fernández

Former Analyst, Northern Triangle
13 Nov 2017
Female peacekeepers can serve as role models for local women, improve relations with the host community, and facilitate information-gathering. The Globe and Mail

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Former President & CEO