Tools and instruments: Gender & conflict analysis

​A thorough gender analysis is the basis for any gender-responsive intervention as is a conflict analysis for working in fragile context. Based on experiences from Jordan, Afghanistan and the DRC participants of this workshop discussed the combination of those two kind of analysis and the integration of the main tools and questions. The discussion revealed that it is very important to apply questions of a gender analysis also in fragile contexts. Division of labour, gender roles, access to and control over resources, participation in decision-making – these are the questions asked in a gender analysis which also need to be asked within a conflict analysis. How do gender roles and the division of labour change in a conflict? How do women and men experience conflicts and the aftermath differently? How different does it impact on women and men and what coping mechanisms they have? How are existing gender-based inequalities reshaped as a result of conflict and war? What consequences do the absence of men, unemployment or the restricted access to basic services have on women and men? What support programmes exist and how gender-sensitive are they? And what about impunity of violence and access to justice? In the main tools for conflict analysis from the SDC toolbox on CSPM such key gender issues need to be integrated as part of the overall conflict analysis.

Jordan: Elements of a good gender and conflict analysis
Further information: Ra’eda Nimrat

DRC: Presentation Great Lakes
Further information: Aziza Aziz-Suleyman

Afghanistan: Key Messages from the presentation

Further information: Melanie Büsch

Benin: Report Benin
Further information: Simone Droz

Key messages of the workshop: Here, Gender Analysis Frame