Guidance: Gender and Conflict: Making Elite Bargaining Processes More Inclusive

Stabilisation Unit

January 23
10:52 2020

Gender and Conflict: Making Elite Bargaining Processes More Inclusive

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The Stabilisation Unit (SU) is a cross-government unit providing expertise to build stability, prevent conflict and meet security challenges internationally.

This paper was commisioned by the SU to bring a gender-sensitive analysis to the Elite Bargains and Political Deals (EBPD) project based on the broad literature on gender, peace processes and post-conflict transitions. It addresses four key research questions:

  1. Would applying a gender-sensitive analysis lead to more, altered or entirely different conclusions orrecommended approaches to reducing violence and enabling sustainable transitions in conflict-affected countries, than those set out in the EBPD analysis?

  2. How does the literature on gender, peace processes and post-conflict transitions and transitionaljustice challenge, support, or augment the EBPD analysis and conclusions?

  3. What are the implications for HMG gender equality policy and legal commitments, and the UKs aimto support womens meaningful participation in peace processes and post-conflict transitions?

  4. Does the gender analysis of EBPD work highlight any additional/ alternative HMG policy responses orways of working in such contexts, or suggest additional considerations?

Published 23 January 2020

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