The Gender Dimensions of Social Conflicts, Armed Violence and Peacebuilding
Scholars exploring the link between democracy and the tendency of countries to go to war have provided quantitative evidence linking gender equality and the likelihood of armed conflict. These findings call for further analysis on how gender relations interlink with micro‐dynamics of violence and peacebuilding. Such knowledge is crucial for gender‐sensitive peacebuilding efforts. More than 10 years after the path‐breaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325, gender has been mainstreamed into most peacebuilding activities but adequate implementation on the ground is hampered by the current lack of evidence‐based promising practices.
This research project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) within their joint Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d Programme).
The main goal of the r4d Programme is the generation of new knowledge and the application of research results that contribute to solving global problems and securing public goods in poor countries within the framework of global sustainable development.