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Women and Peacebuilding in Africa

The seminar thus set out to focus on reviewing the progress and impact of the resolution from an African perspective. The meeting addressed the complex task of articulating women’s issues in the challenging context of peace and security on the conti…

Multidimensional Impact Evaluation: A Randomized Control Trial on Conflict-affected Women in Northern Uganda

This paper applies the Alkire-Foster measurement approach to evaluate a randomized control trial that aimed to empower ultra-poor and conflict-affected women in two of the most war-affected districts in Northern Uganda through the Women‘s Income Ge…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution vol. 15, no. 1, 2015

"Democratisation in Africa: The role of self-enforcing constitutional rules’ discusses the long-run implications for civil conflict in Africa of this partial widening and deepening of democracy. Drawing on economic ideas about contracts and institut…

Conflict Trends Issue 2 2013

In ‘The Gendered Impact of Conflict and Peacekeeping in Africa’ patterns of violent conflict and war are changing in Africa and one of the reasons for this may be improved and more robust peacekeeping operations. It is important to rethink what conf…

Young Women and Terrorism: A Gendered Approach to Prevention and Countering of Violent Extremism (P/CVE) in Kenya

The involvement of women in violent extremist and terrorist groups is on the rise in Kenya and the Horn of Africa region. Women, as opposed to men, have long been treated majorly as victims of terrorism and violent extremism. Resultantly, women ha…

Women in Africa’s Maritime Space

The maritime environment is male-dominated and women’s inclusion into the maritime sector remains a challenge. There are a number of cultural, structural and workplace barriers that render the maritime environment unattractive to many women. Compr…

Breaking the Silence of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence against Men and Boys: The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sexual violence has been around for as long as humanity and the history of warfare. It has been shrouded in a cloak of denial and often treated as incidental to conflict, thereby understating its terrible impact on victims and their communities. How…

Pawns, Puppets or Weapons of Choice: Examining Boko Haram’s Use of Female Suicide Bombers in Nigeria

The use of girls as suicide bombers by Boko Haram in Nigeria has brought to the fore critical questions about the exploitation of girls in crises situations. The use of females as a war tactic is not new but the juvenile nature of the girls used by …

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