A new analytical framework for addressing the intersections of violence against women and girls with post-conflict statebuilding and peace-building processes

This brief presents an overview of a new analytical framework that explores the intersections of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and statebuilding and peace-building (SBPB) processes. This framework addresses the critical relationship between SBPB and VAWG: both the way that SBPB strategies may affect VAWG, and the possibility that VAWG may contribute to continued conflict and fragility.

These frameworks assist with critical assessment of policy and practice, including considerations such as:

  • In a conflict-affected country, how is VAWG related to efforts to achieve peace and stability?
  • How has VAWG prevention been integrated and addressed within post-conflict state-building policy and programming?
  • What effects do security and justice (and other) reform processes have on VAWG and on the lives of women and girls?

These and other questions can be explored by applying the combined analytical framework to further studies and the development of policy and practice.

  • Countries: Nepal, Sierra Leone, Global, South Sudan
  • Co-authors: What Works, Global Women's Institute, CARE, IRC
  • Published: October 2018

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