Women and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Issues and Sources

Authored by: Birgitte R. Sørensen

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Recovery, Human Development, Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Region: No Region
Year: 1998
Citation: Sørensen, Birgitte R. Women and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Issues and Sources. Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 1998.

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Investigates the position of women in post-war situations throughout the world from three different perspectives which give emphasis to women as war-affected persons, social agents of change, and beneficiaries of assistance. Addressing political, economic and social reconstruction, the report examines how armed conflicts have influenced women’s lives, how women in different war-affected countries have responded to the challenges and changes induced by war, and how external actors have attempted to address women’s concerns in post-war situations.