Women and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Issues and Sources


Sørensen, Birgitte R. 1998. Women and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Issues and Sources. Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

Author: Birgitte R. Sørensen


This paper reviews the literature dealing with political, economic and social reconstruction from a gender perspective. The author tries to go beyond conventional images of women as victims of war, and to document the many different ways in which women make a contribution to the rebuilding of countries emerging from armed conflicts. The second part of the paper sheds light on how post-war reconstruction processes influence the reconfiguration of gender roles and positions in the wake of war, and how women’s actions shape the construction of post-war social structures.

Topics: Gender, Women, Gender Roles, Gender Analysis, Governance, Post-Conflict Governance, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Year: 1998

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