Conflict, Security and Peacebuilding
How are conflict and violence hampering development? And what can we do to reduce the fragility of countries facing violence? 1.5 billion People around the globe live in countries plagued by repeated cycles of political and criminal violence. Most of these conflict afflicted countries have yet to achieve a single Millennium Development Goal.
In 2000, Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) was passed unanimously, addressing the impact of war on women, and women's contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace.
What does justice mean for survivors of conflict related sexual violence at the local and global levels and what are the social, political, and legal implications gender has or should have? Today, armed groups frequently employ sexual violence in conflict in a systematic manner, as a tactic of war.
What do male identities mean in situations of violence and armed conflict? And how can our understanding of them advance development and gender equity in conflict and post conflict settings?
Estimates say that there were 33.3 million internally displaced people (IDP’s) in the world as of the end of 2013. Forced to flee their homes by armed conflict, generalised violence, and human rights violations. Conflict and disaster impact men and women differently, underlining the need for knowledge on currently displaced populations.