Gender Approaches in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Monday, January 1, 2001
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

The purpose of this manual is to support and strengthen the capacity of UNDP staff working on recovery and rehabilitation activities in crisis and post-conflict situations to mainstream gender equality objectives.While the traditional perception of women in crisis and post-conflict situations is that of victims of war,the active role women in fact play in such situations is being increasingly recognized. Crises can break down social barriers and traditional patriarchal patterns,thus providing windows of opportunity for the reconstruction of a more just and equitable society where women's human rights will be protected and gender equality will become the norm in institutional and social frameworks.

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