Gender and Conflict: How are Men and Women Differently Affected by Conflict?

Gender and Conflict: How are Men and Women Differently Affected by Conflict?

Aregash Eticha Sefera

Department of Social Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Bule Hora University

This term paper entitled “Gender and Conflict responds to the need for deeper understanding of how gender and conflict interrelate. It incorporates the role of gender in conflict resolution, participation of women and conflict management policies, the basic assumption of feminist conflict resolution theory, impacts of conflict on gender and how gender is important in society Conflicts have different impacts on men and women, and on gender relations, like gender based violence, sexual harassment and so on. Conflict may also bring changes to women’s economic roles and changes in the sexual division of labour.
Conflict impacts on the distribution of power and its gender dimensions in many different ways. Women are rarely in a position to make direct decisions about the waging of conflict. However, in some cases, power structures may be broken up and decentralized and there may be opportunities for women to gain access to decision-making bodies, at least at a local level. Or women who have access to power may, like their male counterparts, be able to wield it more forcefully. Generally, this paper addressed the ways in which conflict affects men and women differently and their relative positions prior to conflict.

Keywords: Gender, Conflict

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Aregash Eticha Sefera.Gender and Conflict: How are Men and Women Differently Affected by Conflict?. Global Journal of Religions, 2019,1:5


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