Natural Resources and Gender in Conflict Settings


Dunn, Holly, and Richard Matthew. 2015. “Natural Resources and Gender in Conflict Settings.” Peace Review 27 (2): 156–64.

Authors: Holly Dunn, Richard Matthew


Over the last fifty years, analyses of world affairs have been steadily enriched by thinking through the core issues of justice and ethics, trade and development, and violent conflict and peace from the perspectives of gender and the environment. In large measure, these perspectives have developed independently of each other, accruing their own experts, specialized vocabularies, and research programs, and hence generating their own particular insights and recommendations. Our experiences, working in the field in conflict zones in Africa on issues related to gender and the environment respectively, suggest that there might be considerable value in encouraging more dialogue and collaboration between these perspectives. Here we use violent conflict as an entry point for this dialogue.

Keywords: global environmental change, gender stereotypes, gender differences, gender in conflict management

Topics: Armed Conflict, Environment, Gender Regions: Africa

Year: 2015

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