Assessment of the evidence of links between gender equality, statebuilding and peacebuilding

February 2013 to October 2013

This project will assess the evidence of links between gender equality, statebuillding and peacebuilding drawing previous research into this area together to provide a baseline against which to move forward both in policy and research. It will also develop a policy approach and theory of change for the inclusion of gender within peacebuilding statebuilding. This work will inform DFID’s longer-term, more detailed research on this area as well as provide the analytical basis for current policy development and immediate programming.

Many bilateral and multilateral donors now have policies on integrating gender issues into their peace and security work, while more than 35 countries have National Action Plans on implementing UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. However, despite this rhetoric, there is little evidence that these policies are being implemented and while the policy discourse assumes that gender-sensitivity has an impact on the inclusiveness, effectiveness and longer-term sustainability and impact of peacebuilding and statebuilding processes, robust evidence of impact is a critical gap in this field.


Assessment of the evidence of links between gender equality, peacebuilding and statebuilding: literature review

Research reports and studies | December 2013 | Pilar Domingo, Rebecca Holmes, Alina Rocha Menocal and Nicola Jones, with Dharini Bhuvanendra and Jill Wood
This report provides an overview of the knowledge base on gender-sensitive approaches to peacebuilding and statebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). It asks: what do gender-responsive approaches in peacebuilding and statebuilding look like? What...