Gender and Conflict Early Warning: A Framework for Action


Schmeidl, Susanne, and Eugenia Piza-Lopez. 2002. Gender and Conflict Early Warning: A Framework for Action. Bern, Switzerland: Swiss Peace Foundation.

Authors: Susanne Schmeidl, Eugenia Piza-Lopez


The deliberate victimisation of women during recent wars has focused attention on the different impacts of internal and transnational conflicts on men and women. At the same time, the contribution of women and women’s organisations to conflict resolution, management and peace building is also gaining wider recognition. Parallel to this, early warning systems are playing an ever more crucial role in the international arena, in identifying areas at risk of violent conflict.The development of their multi-method approaches has brought early warning analysis closer to anticipating rather than predicting crises that could lead to large-scale humanitarian disasters. Such analysis now increasingly concentrates on the grassroots level, working with major stakeholders and cooperating with local partners.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Peacebuilding

Year: 2002

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