Gender and Conflict Early Warning: A Framework for Action

Authored by: Susanne Schmeidl and Eugenia Piza-Lopez

Categories: Conflict Prevention
Sub-Categories: Early Warning, Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Region: No Region
Year: 2002
Citation: Schmeidl, Susanne and Eugenia Piza-Lopez. Gender and Conflict Early Warning: A Framework for Action. International Alert and Swiss Peace Foundation, 2002.

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This report addresses how to ‘engender’ early warning monitoring/exercises. Specifically, it evaluates and advocates: (1) incorporating gender-sensitive indicators into information collection to address grassroots signs of instability, and (2) incorporating gender analysis/perspectives into the formulation of response options to ensure discriminatory practices are not perpetuated in post-conflict situations. In proposing these recommendations, the report aims to make early warning more comprehensive, ‘earlier’, and to make preventive actions for effective and permanent.