Caution Nation-builders: Gender Assumptions Ahead


Benard, Cheryl. 2008. “Caution Nation-builders: Gender Assumptions Ahead.” The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs 32 (1): 25-37.

Author: Cheryl Benard


The article presents a series of recommendations based on a case study of post-Taliban Afghanistan in order to examine the issue of gender as it relates to post-conflict stabilization and nation-building. The recommendations include: taking the concept of human security seriously; increasing access to nontraditional roles while also strengthening women's capacity to earn a livelihood through the monetization of traditional activities; building reliance on civil society; and improving data collection and assessment strategies for measuring women's baseline situation and for gauging the effectiveness of programs in post-conflict interventions. (ResearchGate)

Topics: Development, Gender, Women, Livelihoods, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Security, Human Security Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Afghanistan

Year: 2008

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