Gender Equality and Civil Wars


Caprioli, Mary. 2003. “Gender Equality and Civil Wars.” CPR Working Paper No. 8, Social Development Department, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Author: Mary Caprioli


The research and paper on Gender Equality and Civil Wars was commissioned by the CPR Unit. It is part of an ongoing effort by the Unit to encourage original research on issues of gender and conflict, raise awareness inside the World Bank on what up to now has been a generally neglected dimension—both the conflict dimensions of gender and development, and the gender aspects conflict and development—and gradually contribute to improve the way we think about and address gender and its complex linkages with the causes and effects of violent conflict. Other elements of this effort currently under way include a comprehensive literature review on gender and conflict, a stocktaking of how the Bank has approached gender in conflict-affected countries, and an analysis of international experiences and conceptual framework to help us think about young men at risk and their deadly interplay with violence, conflict and other risky behavior such as HIV/AIDS transmission.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Gender, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Health, HIV/AIDS

Year: 2003

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