Post-Conflict Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in Pakistan Internally Displaced Persons' Crises


Zil-e-huma. 2010. “Post-Conflict Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in Pakistan Internally Displaced Persons' Crises.” Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies 17 (2): 97–109.

Author: Zil-e-huma


This paper highlights some post conflict challenges that women and young girls of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa faced during the fastest conflict-induced internal displacement in the world in 2009. The paper seeks to analyse how women who are already vulnerable to all forms of violence, in particular sexual violence and exploitation, including torture, rape, forced pregnancy, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, and trafficking, cope with the impact of armed conflict on their physical and mental health. Some of the post conflict challenges that women faced in the wake of their forced displacement is increase in violence against them, exclusion from the framing of the country's future governance, fragmentation of women's groups and activists. This paper also presents some recommendations for all the stakeholders involved in the loop of development, including the Government, towards achieving the 3rd Millennium Development Goals, i.e. Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Development, Displacement & Migration, IDPs, Gender, Women, Gender Analysis, Gender-Based Violence, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Governance, Health, Mental Health, Post-Conflict, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Pakistan

Year: 2010

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