Global Gender Program
Gender, Peace, and Development Working Papers
As part of its mission, the Global Gender Program has built a research team to review past and current practice and knowledge about the impact of including a gender perspective in securing and maintaining peace, protecting women and girls during and after conflict, and promoting gender equality in development and leadership.
The GGP's Gender, Peace, and Development research was initially catalyzed by a meeting at the U.S. Department of State in December 2010, organized by Kathleen Kuehnast, Director of the Gender and Peacebuilding Center at the United States Institute of Peace. At that meeting, The Honorable Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues in the U.S. Department of State, noted the need for evidence to back up key assertions about why it is essential to include women in various aspects of national and international political and economic stability.
The GGP has responded to her challenge in our series of Working Papers. These reports will become available starting in Summer 2012. Topics being addressed include:
-- An overview of "what works" in development based on a roundtable of experts on April 14, 2011
-- A comparative study of National Action Plans with attention to key factors for greater impact
-- Macro-level correlations between the relationship between country stability/instability and women's status (women's economic empowerment, women's representation in parliament, and women's literacy, among other factors) with particular attention to the world's least stable countries
-- How countries with recent peace accords are faring in terms of peace and stability and the possible impact of whether or not women were included in the peace accord process and terms
-- Promising and successful examples of girls' education projects in conflict and post-conflict countries
-- The impact of cell phones and ICT on women's and girls' status and security in conflict and post-conflict countries
-- The impact of microcredit on women's and girls' status and security in conflict and post-conflict countries
-- The impact of conditional cash transfers/cash transfers without conditions on women's and girls' status and security in conflict and post-conflict countries
-- How improved cook stoves affect women's and girls' status and security in conflict and post-conflict countries
-- What works to prevent and address gender-based violence (GBV) in conflict and post-conflict states
-- Searchable bibliographies with coding of references as to whether they are "prescriptive" (making recommendations) or empirical (providing evidence about impact) or both. Available now!
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