This report was commissioned by the Netherlands Special Programme on WID, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) of the Netherlands as a background paper for a conference on gender, conflict and development organised by Vrouwenberaad Ontwikkelingssamenwerking to be project group at the beginning of 1995 to work on the issue of gender, conflict and development as a result of their concern of the lack of a gender perspective in work on conflict. Vrouwenberaad Ontwikkelingssamenwerking held a workshop on gender, conflict and development at the Forth World Conference on Women, NGO Forum in September 1995. This, and the forthcoming conference in Amsterdam form part of their ongoing work on the subject. This report was prepared by BRIDGE (briefings on development and gender) at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and is based on a review of published and unpublished literature, as well as on information from agencies operational in conflict areas. Volume I provides an overview of issues of gender, conflict and development, drawing selectively on case study material. Volume II (this report) provides the full case studies of conflict situations in Cambodia, Rwanda, Kosovo, Algeria, Somalia, Guatemala, and Eritrea.
The case studies are selected on the basis of the analytical framework of four different phases: pre-conflict, conflict, peace process, and post conflict.